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Blog Action Day: What 10KD means to you

Here are some things you can do with 10KD:

  • 2 or 3 trips to the gas station.
  • A full meal at Fridays, Applebees, Chili’s.. etc.
  • Half, or even less than half of a pair of jeans, a shirt, or accessory.
  • A small fraction of a phone bill (average is around 50KD a month I’m assuming)
  • 3 trips to the cinema alone, or one trip including popcorn and drinks with a snack.
  • Half or two thirds the price of a DVD movie.

Here are some other things you can do with 10KD:

  • Buy some (minimal) groceries.
  • Buy lots and lots of small sandwiches.
  • Buy lots and lots of bread.
  • Buy lots and lots of drinking water.
  • Buy (mostly) lots and lots of sweets.

The price and usefulness of each item varies. You can buy a lot of stuff with that amount of money. You can do something even greater with only 10KD, something much bigger, better, and more effective. You can make a difference in someone’s life. You can help someone live, learn, eat, and give them shelter.. with only 10KD.

What you can do is, sponsor a child. Bait Alzakat will give you the opportunity to sponsor a child (Kafalat yateem) for only 10KD a month. Imagine the difference you will make in someone’s life with such a small expense.

The issue of poverty is a never ending issue. There will always be people who are in poverty, and we who do not have a chance to extend a helping hand.

Today’s Blog Action Day topic is Poverty. Find out what other people are saying about poverty around the world by going to http://blogactionday.org/.

22 Responses to “Blog Action Day: What 10KD means to you”

  1. Bu Yousef |

    Good thought-provoking post.
    I read it from the Blog Action Day website.

  2. chika |

    :) loved it..

  3. nebras |

    During Ramadan, we really felt what are you saying. I got so many brochures and helped as much as I can. But some organization takes things really over the top by making you feel quite guilty for just being alive.

  4. Ra-1 |

    ?? ???? ??? ???????
    Thank you :)

  5. Grey |

    You’re the best Nasser . Nice read .. motivating !

  6. Amethyst |

    We should do that!

  7. NavyGirl |

    wow its really impressive how a 10KD can work in so many different ways … i mean with some people its just like one KD .. to others its their whole month or half of it …

  8. Nasser |

    Bu Yousef,
    Thanks :)

    chika,
    Good, glad you did,, spread the word

    nebras,
    Those organizations are just, well, doing about it wrong, brush it off and keep doing what you are doing

    Ra-1,
    7ayach Allah! You are welcome :)

    Grey,
    Thanks, lol @ your post =p

    Amethyst,
    We will enshalla! :*

    NavyGirl,
    Exactly, it really is amazing..

  9. ::: ShoSho ::: |

    I love this post.. and I have a sponsered kid I pay for him every year..

  10. ammaro |

    true, most people dont understand the value of money; only because we’ve been accustomed to a new standard of things, a global price compared to our local products…

  11. Ri |

    *kiss*

    Thank you for posting.

    PS: You’re married now, you’ve broken my heart.

  12. Vixen |

    wow. just 10 kd?

    :( i feel so bad..

    thanks for this post N. You always make a difference.

  13. Shaymaa |

    It would be nice to get some numbers on how much can be bought for the poor. Thank you for making a difference and setting an example, it’s a great post!! Sponoring a child, or a family, is proly one of the easiest things to do, since the organizations takes care of everything.

  14. Eugene |

    Now everyone is talking about the American economy and eclections, nice to read something different. Eugene

  15. falantan |

    This reminds me of a charity ad which aired on Dubai TV 2 Ramadan’s ago.

    Anta Ta5taar (I think it was)

    1000 dirham

    a pair of Rayban shades.

    1000 dirham

    a water well for an african village.

    you choose.

    I loved that ad campaign.

  16. Spur |

    great post! allah ye3een the poverty people

  17. DDDepressionnn |

    There has come winter :(
    It became cold and cloudy!
    Mood very bad :(
    Depression Begins

  18. DDDDepressionnnn |

    Depression Depression Depression aaaaaaaa
    HEEEEELP :( :( :(
    I hate winter! I want summer!

  19. Vixen |

    hey n. keefo? yallah come back! im used to feeling overwhelmed with the intellectual posts i can never catch up on reading!

  20. wintervssummer |

    I very much love summer :)
    Someone very much loves winter :(
    I Wish to know whom more :)
    For what you love winter?
    For what you love summer? Let’s argue :)

  21. Mrm |

    tara fi cham wa7d mo sa7i mowjodeen 3indik hni… anyways, post or i kil. yallaf.

  22. jerred |

    Thank you for your nice post.

Reserved, going to add something here later.