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What is this blog about? - Did you know?

More than 165 million people in Europe live below the poverty line. In 18 countries of central and eastern Europe and the newly independent states, 8 have 50% or higher of their population living below the poverty line. Some 2% of the population of the European Region lives in absolute poverty.

The fall of Communism ended a political and economic system in which all people had been virtually guaranteed jobs and basic needs, such as food and housing. Economic upheaval has led to family breakup and a dramatic increase in the number of orphaned children and many orphans live in extreme poverty and suffer from malnutrition, disease, and starvation.

Unicef says nearly 18 million children in this region are living on less than $2.15 a day! (Acknowledgement to for details).

Directhelp is not a charity. It is an attempt to raise money directly and quickly to shortcut the bureaucracy and waste.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012


It has been a steep learning curve to master both setting up this blog and working out the best way to help folks in the East who really need a little help. We really do not know here in the West how hard life can be there. I welcome your constructive comments both about what I am trying to achieve and ideas for getting the message out there. Please link to my blog and I will reciprocate. Above all please contribute if you agree with my direct approach. I will leave a link on this page where you can GIVE safely on a crowd funding site.  It is empowering to cut out the big oranizations between us and those who need the help. I hope you agree and  join in. Please leave a comment. Thank you.

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