Thank you so much for responding to our appeal yesterday to support the sick in Lebanon. Prices of services and products are now raging all over the world, but in recent months, the rate of inflation in Lebanon cannot be compared with any other crisis since the 19th century. A 400% increase in food prices and a 90% depreciation of the Lebanese pound have pushed 80% of the population to the brink of poverty. Poverty in the sense that the purchase of a single strip of paracetamol, buying just 20 litres of petrol or the purchase of a pack of sanitary pads has become a luxury few can afford.
Just look at the faces of the people we are helping, at the gratitude and hope in their eyes that you inspire when you provide them with the absolute fundamental thing for human dignity – medicines, without which they are unable to function.
At The Good Factory, we never ask you for large sums of money. The fight against the dramatically unfair distribution of wealth should not be about shunning one Bill Gates, but about each one of us. About sparing a little of what we have.
We have been proving to you for years that crowdfunding through prayer, feelings and funds is a way to increase the amount of good in this world. With small sums of money, we can keep producing good even when we don’t have much ourselves. A pack of antibiotics, which most Lebanese can no longer afford due to the problem of inflation in Lebanon, is only 20 PLN at GoodWorks 24/7.
If you manage to chip away at your budget today for the equivalent of one coffee and cake in a café, you will gain so much more. The knowledge that you have evened the odds for someone today, that you have given the most fundamental support that everyone deserves. You will help someone affected by the horrific rate of inflation in Lebanon to get back on their feet and give them the strength to move on again through these difficult times.