"Netaid.org is a philanthropic website that allows holiday shoppers to give gifts that will make a difference in someone's life," said Netaid.org Foundation President David Morrison.
Netaid.org is not a typical charity. A few clicks on the computer, and Internet users can find themselves on the frontlines of projects anywhere from Armenia to Zimbabwe. The not-for-profit website aims to both educate Internet users about poverty and raise money for projects that make a difference in the lives of people who live in developing countries.
"Unlike most charities, where you send a check to a group or cause, with Netaid.org, you select exactly how and where you want to make a difference. And every penny of your donation goes directly to the project you choose," Mr. Morrison said. Netaid.org also allows users to monitor the results of their donation in near-real time.
Programs featured on Netaid.org run the gamut of poverty eradication initiatives and allow Internet users to:
· Send safe birthing supplies to pregnant women in Rwanda where the maternal and infant death rate is one of the highest in the world;
· Provide clean water to families in Honduras;
· Immunize children from disease in India;
· Help to educate young people in South Africa about the risk of HIV/AIDS; or
· Volunteer their skills online from their own computer.
To learn more, volunteer, or to make a donation, log onto www.netaid.org.
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