Only a few more weeks until we find ourselves at the beginning of a new year. This is a busy time of the year as most of us prepare for the winter holidays. It is a time of joy and hope, bright lights, friendly gatherings and of course the exchange of gifts. It is also a time to remember that not everybody has the extra income to spend on gifts, or the luxury of physical safety, a climate controlled home, clean water, health care, and a nutritious diet. One only has to listen to the news of the day to become discouraged. Rather than feeling helpless because of the magnitude of the woes of the world, the AllPeopleBeHappy foundation supports the work which helps one person, one family, one community at a time achieve sustainable solutions to break out of the cycle of poverty. The AllPeopleBeHappy foundation through the work of our partners is committed to raising the standard of living of people and communities throughout the developing world through improvements in health care, education, and sustainable agriculture. Work like the programs we have been supporting for the last 7 years are having an impact. The global poverty rate at $1.25 a day fell in 2010 to less than half the 1990 rate, meaning that 700 million fewer people lived in conditions of extreme poverty in 2010 than in 1990. So, if you want to give a meaningful gift to those who are near and dear to you during this holiday season, we invite you to invest in this effort by donating in someone’s name using the donate button at www.allpeoplebehappy.org.
Blog #34: Happy Holidays!