There have been lots of posts and buzz on the blogosphere and twitter about Sian's trip to Niger a few weeks ago. You can follow her journey through her blog here. It is a heartbreaking and eye opening read.
One lovely blogger is trying to get other people and bloggers to club together and help sponsor a child. Sometimes we are a bit reluctant to sign up for a monthly direct debit of £22 per month for each child. It is a lot but in the grand scheme of things it does so much more. However Merry came up with the idea of people being able to sponsor a little less per month perhaps 1/4 of a child or to give a one off donation if you don't want to commit yourself.
So far there has been enough raised to help sponsor more than 7 children in Niger, how fantastic is that. You can help her do more by signing up to the monthly direct debit or by paying a one off donation.
#ShareNiger came about when blogger Sian To went to West Africa and the Niger region with World Vision. The trip was shared among our community by blogging and tweeting, and the media picked up on the stories.
How World Vision child sponsorship works:-
World Vision believe the best way to change a child's life is to change the world in which they live. And the best way to change their world is to help their community to become self-sustaining. This is what World Vision Child Sponsorship does.
By sponsoring a child you will help to bring about long-term benefits to the child, their family and community. Child sponsorship funds are used with the co-operation and direction of the community to benefit vulnerable children, families and community members, including sponsored children. This work ensures that the community will be able to provide the children with the basics they need, which helps them to grow up in a healthy environment and have the chance for a better future. Child sponsorship enables you to make a positive and real difference to the life of the child you sponsor within their family and community, and gain an insight into the reality of life in developing countries.
Don't think that saving these children is someone else's problem because it isn't.
Click here to sponsor a child in Niger.
Click here for Sian To's Share Niger Story and on both her blogs mummy-tips and geekisnewchic .