Donate to help someone in a worse situation

Editor:

We are going through an economic crisis and yes, we’re having hard times, but so many people have it so much worse. While we have to start living without the huge-screen TVs and without our dream cars, millions are dying from starvation and malnutrition.

Taking care of the other people in the world makes so much sense for the world economy. With .5 percent of the combined developed nations’ GDP, we could solve the hunger problem. For a relatively small investment now, we can start to get undeveloped countries on their feet so that eventually they will be able to contribute to the world market. We go in and try to establish firm governments in undeveloped countries but there can never be a firm government in a starving nation.

Of the 6 billion people in this world, 2 million live without clean water, 2 million live on less than $2 a day, and 1 million live on less than $1 a day. All of these suffering people don’t deserve this and we are morally responsible for the care of our fellow man. The fact is, even the smallest of things can help. Donate a couple dollars, give some of your time, donate clothes. Everyone really can do something.

Ashley Nims,
Freshman, Undeclared