Action on Poverty – Blog Action Day
Amidst the modern-day crisis inflicting hardship on the world of capitalism, its easy to forget the enduring poverty that remains in the world. Today is Blog Action Day with a global call to highlight the ongoing struggle of those in countries whose last thought is for the credit crunch. Check out the website at the BlogAction link and see what you can do to help.
There are some surprising initiatives which go beyond the simple ‘please-give-what-you-can’ style of charity, including a novel loans scheme for entrepreneurs in developing areas – check out Kiva.
Here’s hoping the organisers have hit on a way in which the internet can be used to spread awareness and generate genuine action. Watch the media to see if the Blog Action Day 2008 hits the radar. Meanwhile, please check out the main site and do what you can. Not only will reviewing the articles help the campaign but you may learn something :-).