Living and Giving

The Pamela Positive: Liberia Beats Russia and India in Giving

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Just because you are poor, that doesn\’t mean that you don\’t give.  And often it means that you give more, as has been widely demonstrated.  People in poverty give a higher percentage of their income than wealthier individuals do.

In an index on charitable activity done by the Charities Aid Foundation, 8% of Liberia\’s population donated money to nonprofits.  In contrast, Chinese people give 4% and Russians 6%.

Even more compelling was that Liberians help strangers at a staggering rate of 76%. What a resounding statement about caring for their communities!