A very interesting exchange took place on Twitter in recent days. Elon Musk, the richest man in the world, was called out by the director of the WFP. This UN agency set up to fight world hunger has calculated that $6 billion would be enough to save 42 million people from starvation this year, and they were tempted to look into the Tesla owner’s pocket for this purpose. Musk, who has consistently pursued his dreams of conquering space, replied that as long as WFP showed him a detailed plan and how they would spend the money, he would be happy to make the transfer.
The figures are indeed striking. In a world that is getting richer and richer, just as quickly as there are zeros appearing in the accounts of the richest, there are increasing numbers of people who have nothing to eat and who, without food, will simply die. The reason? Armed conflict, climate change, the natural disasters it causes and, finally, a pandemic that has shaken the world and taken the poorest people out of the stable minimum that meant at least one meal a day.
The exchange between the two men on social media shows how big the problem of world hunger really is, but it will probably result in nothing but words. Talking about the problem of hunger always has this ending when it is spoken about impersonally, as an abstract phenomenon: “hunger”, “fighting hunger”, “preventing hunger”, “world hunger”, “famine”.
At The Good Factory we know that the most important thing is to never forget that hunger does not exist outside of the people who endure it and that the vast majority of us can afford to share at least one meal. For example, by funding an opportunity for someone to recover strength worth 15 PLN at GoodWorks 24/7 – a therapeutic meal for a child with a hunger disease – or by joining the Life Investment project.
Not a day goes by without people in severe malnutrition asking for help at our hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This most deadly of all diseases is paradoxically the most preventable. It does not require vaccines or specialised medicines. It requires only food for the body. For us, the fight against world hunger is Esther, Grace and Sara, whose lives we are fighting for right now at the nutrition centre. Don’t let yourselves be told that you have no influence on anything. We cannot change the whole world today, of course, but we can change the whole world for these people. Helping the hungry starts right here! Not with talk, but with action!
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You will receive a personalised document confirming the purchase of a particular share, which will be a testimony of your determination in the fight against world hunger and for there to be fewer and fewer hungry children in the world, whose lack of food deprives them not only of childhood, but also of life.
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