Helping Others with Your Mouse-Hand
Like to help others when you can? Then, consider playing the Free Rice game—great fun for vegetarians and carnivores alike.
Doesn’t Cost You a Dime
Promising start, no? Although money changes hands at some point of this process, none of it comes from (or to) either of us. What it does cost is a bit of time, a precious and diminishing commodity for many these days. But another diminishing commodity for too many is food—supply chains becoming hopelessly mangled by wars, drought, and the complexities of post-harvest transport/distribution (usually inequitable).
So, millions and millions of people are hungry, sometimes to the point of starvation. And perhaps you already send money to groups that address hunger in various ways. If so, bravo! But there’s something else you can do, as well, in addition to sending money. Or instead of sending money, if you cannot afford to do so. Use your mouse-hand and your head to play a game at Free Rice.
How It Works
The free-rice game questions you in your choice of six areas: language, geography, math, humanities, English, or chemistry. For each correct answer, the game “pays” you 10 grains of rice. So, if you take time to answer a mere 30 questions, for example, your winnings total 300 grains. When cooked they look like the rice in the itty bowl just below—one heaping tablespoon, plus slight overage. (Guess how I know this.)
To fill that small bowl would take you about 8 days of play; for a larger one, roughly 10 to 12 days. And that bowl of rice makes a real difference to people living in refugee camps, for example, or where natural disasters have struck.
You make that difference when you take a very modest amount of time to, in essence, click your mouse 30 times while also using your grey matter. Or answer even more questions; the site keeps a tally if you revisit during the day, and you may play as often as you wish.
Is that a deal or what? And just as I said earlier: it doesn’t cost you a penny. You can do shelter animals a similar favor at freekibble.com, where a single answer (all you’re allowed) earns 10 pieces of kibble whether your answer be correct or false. Another great deal. So, why not do it? Turn your mouse-hand into a true helping-hand, and choose to make a difference in somebody’s life...today.
Click just below for an easy and free way to help shelter animals. And click on the Kiva banner to explore cool ways to help provide micro-finance loans.
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