if you have spare change, you are rich

Based on 2005 statistics, if the world was a village of 100 people:

67 would be adults, half of them can’t read or write.

11 adult women will have, at some time, been beaten, abused, or forced to have sex against their will.

1 would have a college education.

80 would live in housing you’d not consider to be fit for habitation.

50 wouldn’t have enough to eat and would be suffering from malnutrition and 1 would be dying of starvation.

33 don’t have access to safe water.

24 would not have access to electricity.

7 people would own a car or van of some sort.

5 people would own 32% of the entire wealth of the village (and they all came from the USA).

33 people would be trying to survive on just 3% of the entire wealth of the village.

If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep
you are more comfortable than 75% of the people in this world.

If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, spare change in a drawer, a pocket or somewhere
you are among the top 8% of the world’s most wealthy people.

If you can read this, remember that there are over two billion people in the world who cannot read at all.

taken from here

And I am complaining about what?


6 thoughts on “if you have spare change, you are rich

  1. These are wonderful scriptures! We have been standing on the promises of God for many things in my home and the Word is such a power packed comfort! The Message Bible says it very bluntly:

    14 God will fight the battle for you.
    And you? You keep your mouths shut!”

    It’s funny, but so true, isn’t it?

    It is nice to meet you! I think I saw you at Joyce’s blog.

    Have an incredible day!

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