In today’s world, places like New York are seen as ‘the city where dreams come true’.
People from around the world want to come and invest their lives here from what this concrete jungle can give in the hope of a better life. And why is New York like that? New York is apart of a developed country (US) and is ranking in at 4 with UNDP’s Human Development Index (HDI). The HDI scores and ranks each country’s level of development based on three categories of development indicators: income, health and education. Check the link below to see where other countries stand in the world. http://www.globalsherpa.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/human-development-index-hdi-2011-undp.gif
From places like Ethiopia in Africa and where US sits are worlds in contrast. So what should grab your attention now is not the happy American family below but the image below.
This is not fair, this is the question you should be thinking. Despite the encouraging progress of developing countries around the world, there is much work left to be done. Far too many people have not shared enough in the development progress to date. Some 2.47 billion people or 43 percent of the total population of the developing world lived on less than $2 per day in 2008 according to World Bank calculations from February, 2012. Of those, nearly a third or 801 million people struggled to survive on not even $1 per day.
Africa is one of these developing continents who really needs help. Hand-craft is a starting up business of university students, one of which is I, who have been made aware of this horrible crises and now we turn to the world for your support. Our goal to start making a differences by funding start up business to create a value chain that spreads out beyond our scope. Our first venture will be in funding a business that builds phone cover, an item that the rest of the world can’t get enough of. We want to get the business up and running for it to then be pasted on to a African tribe who has help build and work for it. We will then start another different type of business that we see a demand for. We hope we can start changing life’s, one by one and doing our part to help significantly improve the living standards so we see more pictures like below come out of Africa.
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Keep an eye out for us as our mission moves forward!! and thanks for reading!!
Lets make Africa a place where dreams come true.