Back to Africa.

Today Kerri and I are heading to the birthplace of humanity. This will be Kerri’s first time landing in Africa, and my third trip back. Although I’m not looking forward to the 25+ hours of travel ahead of us, I am very excited to visit Egypt for the first time, and to see friends in Kenya and Uganda. Of course, our absence means that we probably won’t be posting for the next couple of weeks, but you know what we’d say anyway…

If you don’t. Here it is: GIVE WHATEVER YOU CAN TO THOSE WHO NEED IT.

Your dad doesn’t really need that Snuggie as a holiday gag gift, but there are people on the very edge of survival who do need your help. And they need it right now. This morning I gave $500 to Oxfam, the largest single investment I’ve made in ending international poverty. I’m hoping that some of you will match that, or give even a percentage of that amount. Remember, someone’s life depends on it.

See you in 2010!

Warmly,

Christopher & Kerri

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24 responses to “Back to Africa.

  1. Good luck on your trip. I’d like to blog about you guys soon. Please email me at mysocialrelevance@gmail.com

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  3. an inspiring story you’re creating here. btw, careful in uganda…they kill people for being gay.

  4. nice post…
    well done. thanks for sharing.

  5. On my last trip to Africa, I notice the poverty was overwhelming. I was very touched by the many nice people and all of them seem to take the suffering in stride. That made what I saw even more sad.

  6. when reality hits you, you change your world view dramatically and instantly, please be patient, others who don’t see what you see may not agree, keep doing your advocacy and good luck!

    Bless you, for what you do and will do!

  7. Oh! I love the video as well as your blog’bout it, hope I can do something to help them though I’m not financially well-off but seems to be luckier than those in africa. Wish I can give them any, of course my life will not be enough. I dream to be like you to, having an advocacy relating to world’s crisis. Thanks for reminding me, I remember Jennifer Connely’s Ad about water preservation. Dunno why. Nice. Well-done.

  8. wow one of my ultimate dreams…going to africa.

  9. Ranjit

    All the best for the trip!

  10. Ranjit

    This post is on homepage of wordpress! Congrats!

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  12. Thank you for your hard work. I researched the WFP, and I love all of the hard work they do. I’ve wanted to volunteer with them for some time now.

  13. fractalcauliflower

    Great post. I recently came across Kiva, which allows you to lend an amount to people in disadvantaged areas so that they can finance their businesses and create independant income. Being a part of the change we talk about and want is exciting! I’d encourage everyone to be generous this Christmas.

  14. aya

    Have you ever been to Bali ?

  15. Awesome story!
    Much food for thought…
    It really made my day. Thank you.

  16. Christopher & Kerri, have a great and safe trip. Thanks for posting about the importance of spending money where it counts — like helping people be able to eat. I have been an activist for many years – mainly giving of my time – but when I recently read Peter Singer’s book, The Life You Can Save: Acting Now to End World Poverty, and Kristof and WuDunn’s new book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, I could no longer live with not doing something financially to end international poverty and oppression, so my husband and I have identified a few groups who are really making a positive difference for people and are committed to supporting them financially.

    Thanks for all your work in helping create a better world for all beings.

  17. we’re back as of today, so just send us an email to: greenslate@gmail.com
    – Christopher

  18. Hello!


    I am interested in encouraging others to also try eating for less and have started a new blog, http://2dollardifference.com, to give support and resources in this awareness raising activity about hunger in the world by experiencing eating for $2 a day.

    

Would you be willing to visit my new blog and make a comment about your experiences of eating for less? I would also be happy to put a link to your blog as referencing “experiences of eating for less”. Would you be interested in linking to my new blog as well?



    I applaud your efforts to draw attention to issues of hunger and I hope that you will support the cause through this method of mutual support. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

All good wishes!!

  19. Oxfam concluded that if wealthy nations diverted $50 billion to climate change that “at least 4.5 million children would die and 8.6 million fewer people could have access to HIV/AIDS treatment.”

    http://twawki.com/2010/01/09/free-money/

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  22. Very nice and highly appreciated. Africa is vast, huge difference between Egypt and Kenya. Looking forward to updates! G.

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