I often struggled to get in terms with the word “Charity”. Charity to me sounds pitiful, derogatory in some cases. Charity is often thought of as something that is done out of genorosity or out of sympathy. That’s what bothers me. Why should it be our generosity , it should simply be our responsibility.
It’s my responsibility, it’s your responsibility and it’s everybody’s responsibility to do whatever one can in one’s capacity to create opportunities for those who have not been so fortunate to get even the basic opportunities.
Just ask yourself. Did you not ever approach the bank for a loan to buy a house, to buy an admission in a premiere education institute, to buy a vehichle ? I certainly did and the bank even obliged. But for many millions of people this opportunity doesn’t even exist. They could never imagine going to a bank. If you think about it, they are the one’s who really need the loans. Their life and death depends on this.
With a click of a mouse
- For just $33 , one can give the gift of vision to a blind : Sankara Eye Foundation .
- For just $25, one can change someone’s life forever: Kiva.
- For just $150, one can educate a child for the whole year: Uplift a child , Sphoorti.
- Aid India
These are just a few organizatiions that i’ve been actively contributing to in the last 3-4 years. Imagine, if with just a click of a mouse , one can transform someone’s life forever, if we are also willing to contribute our time and some effort, how many more lifes we could transform.