Originally Posted by outlawl
Too bad God isnt powerful enough to give crunchberries to starving African Christians.
But god (the universe or whatever) also gives you lots of extra crunch berries and the power to distribute them as you see fit.
For relatively little effort, you can make someone's day (or year) in Africa. Sending a useful person's kid to school for $150 (uniform and fees) a year frees their time up to get a job and then eventually get off your aid.
The trick is to try to be smart about it. Giving blindly can make the sotuation worse. You have ro treat t like an investment and check in on them regularly. Read something like "crisis caravan" to get a basic understanding about how mega charities and MONGOS work. Western union is everywhere.