It's a hot day. You're outside, and you're stranded. There's very little shelter in sight. The Starbucks and McDonalds that you expect to find on the corner have mysteriously vanished. Where is your Aquafina? You walk for a few minutes along the road, and alas! Chipotle. You reach into your back pocket expecting to find your wallet, and you do. But there's only $1.25 inside, and no credit cards. Your cell phone is dead. You think to yourself, "What could I even buy for $1.25?" Your stomach rumbles. Your throat aches. What can you do?
If you're reading this, then the scenario above is likely not your situation, but it is a reality for over 1.3 billion people across the globe that live in extreme poverty ($1.25 or less a day). 1.3 billion seems like an overwhelming number, and it is. But the good news is that securing just a few vital necessities (food, water, shelter, healthcare) would drastically improve these people's lives.
By donating to the Borgen Project, you are instantly helping to improve billions of lives across the globe by providing food security, clean water, shelter, and newborn and mother healtcare to the severely impoverished across the globe. The Borgen Project uses donations to lobby congress and mobilize support for the International Affairs budget and legislation that increases Foreign Aid and it's efficiency. This is the most effective and direct way to improve billions of lives. It takes $5,000 for an organization to build a well that provides 250 people with drinking water. It takes the Borgen Project $2,000 to meet with 70 Congressional offices and build support for a bill that will provide 100 million people with clean drinking water.
Thank you for taking the time to donate.
Here's the link to the Borgen Project's website: http://borgenproject.org/
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