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July 30, 2011

Ethiopia (1984). Sudan (1998). Niger (2006). Now, Somalia….

And its not just these places. Its everywhere

People dying of something as basic as food. A lack of it, that is.

When the U.S of A can afford to spend a reported $450bil on a senseless war? When SA nd FIFA can afford to spend billions on a ‘footie showpiece’?? when the likes of Exxon, Microsoft and Apple make billions of dollars each year??

Its not that simple, u say?? It IS that simple.

A reported 1billion people go hungry. Every day. It IS this simple

But like the complicated, often over-thinking-and-analyzing but ultimately-senseless race we are, we make things difficult. The poor is not my business, It’s yours. The homeless isn’t my business, it’s hers. The hungry aint my business, it’s theirs. That’s what makes us human, I guess. But it is unacceptable.

“We are the world. We are the children. We are the ones to make a better day so let’s start giving…”

Some quarter of a decade ago some of the finest musical minds and greats sang a song that became some sort of a legacy to the world. A song that, for me, is the ultimate purpose as to why we were created; To make this world a better place.

Nobody wants to hear about giving to the poor because everybody, to an extent got money problems.

An Estimated $3.5mil people may die of hunger. HUNGER. That’s not acceptable by any stretch.

For far too long the questions have been, whats the UN and the US going to do about the never-ending poverty in Africa? Whats the UN going to do about the choking state of illiteracy in the world? What’s the Nigerian gonna to do about the hunger and illiteracy among its populace?? What’s Bill gates, Dangote et al doing about all this? We are all too willing to ask these useful questions without another question of equal importance: What am I gonna do? What can I do??

U might not be able to feed the whole of Somalia, or cater for an ‘homeless shelter’ but trust me, u surely can do something to help. That bag of rice u make a habit of buying for that orphanage home every three months IS something. While we sit at the galleria watching that new movie, sit in front of our Macs and iPads tweeting and fooling around to unwind in d evenings, ping with our BBs while slugging down that Vodka to TGIF, a child somewhere very close to you goes to bed hungry. It is unacceptable. Either Nature was somewhat kind to you to allow you to be born to a better family than most or it was kind on you to allow you come out of the less than perfect living conditions you were born into. Its time you do something to, I don’t know, balance the equation? Yeah, something like that. Past time…

Its not just Somalia that people go hungry. Its everywhere. Yes, your neighbourhood too

Sooooooooooooooooooooooo, whatchu gon do about it?

This post is for everyone who takes the time to read it AND myself

I have no illusions that what I wrote above will suddenly cause people to become mother Theresa. I just hope this inspires you to do SOMETHING. A child’s life could very well depend on that something

3 Comments leave one →
  1. coolbaby permalink
    August 20, 2011 1:21 pm

    food for thought

  2. donbaba1 permalink
    August 20, 2011 1:23 pm

    i’m hungry too..

  3. ejisbaby permalink
    August 20, 2011 1:24 pm

    wow… yu into charity??

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