Good Morning DINKS! Today we are discussing the crisis and famine in East Africa. Before you all bombard this post with nasty comments asking what the Famine in East Africa has to do with DINKS Finance let me explain how the two are linked. The less fortunate people in East Africa are dying of starvation and they need donations. Fortunately there are people in this world such as us DINKS who have the financial means to help out. There lies the link between DINKS and the Famine in East Africa. Just in case that was not clear the link between The Famine in East Africa and DINKS Finance is that Africa needs money and DINKS have money.
What is the Problem in East Africa?
East African countries such as Somalia and Ethiopia are currently facing a major drought. Approximately 11 million people are starving for food and dying of hunger. I personally don’t understand how local and international governments could let the famine situation escalate out of control, but nevertheless the United Nations recently declared famine in East Africa.
Unfortunately this is not the first time People in East Africa have been devastated by famine. In 1985 hundreds of thousands of people died because of starvation. This is when several great musical minds such as Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie came together to create the original “We Are The World” song and music video. This song features many musical talents such as Bruce Springsteen, Tina Turner, and Stevie Wonder. Could you eat your next meal knowing that someone in East Africa is dying of hunger?
World Vision TV commercials advertise the fact that we can feed a child for only $0.30 per day. If I can spend $100 per week on groceries and up to $5 per day on coffee and snacks then I can afford to donate $0.30 per day to help people who are less fortunate and literally starving to death.
How Can We Help People in East Africa?
I am happy to say that many different companies and communities from cell phone providers to financial institutions are accepting donations in support of East Africa. Next time you visit the pharmacy or you make an online purchase check to see if the company is accepting donations.
Many local and national charities are currently accepting donations for East Africa. We can even make our donation via PayPal.
Here are some charities that are currently supporting efforts and accepting donations for East Africa: