Cake or Death?

MSRP of a 2006 Hummer H2: $54,225

Better ways to spend $54,225:
At Heifer International: Provide 108 families with a heifer, 361 families with a llama, or 452 families with a sheep.
At Blood:Water Mission: Provide 54,225 Africans with clean water for a year.
At Compassion International: Provide 15 years of sponsorship for 9 children (and have enough left to sponsor a tenth child for six years).
At International Medical Corps: Vaccinate 13556 children against measles, yellow fever, diphtheria, tuberculosis and polio.
At Living Water International: Pay for two Large Capacity Wells or 21 Small Capacity Wells.
At Action Against Hunger: Provide 1,084 malnourished children in feeding centers a month’s worth of high-energy milk & porridge.

Or: At Apple: Buy 155 80GB video iPods.

(But this is America; of course we’ll take the Hummer. And a venti nonfat latte.)


One Comment on “Cake or Death?”

  1. byron says:

    Thanks for this inspiring post. It’s so important to capture the imagination with alternative possibilities.

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