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Monday, February 25, 2008

Liberians are 45% undernourished according to World Food Programme


Click on the headline above to go to the United Nations World Food Program site and read about the critical need for food here in Liberia. Sierra Leone is also in critical need with 50% of the people undernourished.


You can help for free - just a few minutes of your time - visit http://www.freerice.com/ or click on the picture at the right. All you do is answer some vocabulary questions and improve your vocabulary! So play everyday!


Here is the way this works. (Taken from the website for Free Rice)


Who pays for the donated rice?


The rice is paid for by the advertisers whose names you see on the bottom of your vocabulary screen. This is regular advertising for these companies, but it is also something more. Through their advertising at FreeRice, these companies support both learning (free vocabulary for everyone) and reducing hunger (free rice for the hungry). We commend these companies for their participation at FreeRice


If FreeRice has the rice to give, why not give it all away right now?


FreeRice is not sitting on a pile of rice―you are earning it 20 grains at a time. Here is how it works. When you play the game, advertisements appear on the bottom of your screen. The money generated by these advertisements is then used to buy the rice. So by playing, you generate the money that pays for the rice donated to hungry people.


Does FreeRice make any money from this?


No, it does not. FreeRice runs the site at no profit.

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