Thursday, March 8, 2012

Kony 2012: Invisible Children

You have to be living under a rock if you haven't heard or seen the inspiring video from the organization Invisible Children regarding the evil Joseph Kony. If you haven't or do not know who Kony is he is arguably the most evil man living. Kony has abducted an estimated 66,000 CHILDREN and forced them into fighting for his army and the young girls into sex slavery in Uganda. The reason why United States has never step in before is because it has nothing in it for us. Sick in so many ways.

My point of this post is before you donate your money to Invisible Children please research the organization first. After you do and you still feel led then more power to you. After my research and questioning some friends this is what I found out that I thought I would share:

1. Only 31% on the donations goes to the aid in Uganda
2. Invisible Children does support the Uganda government. The Uganda government is also known for war crimes, child slavery, child soldiers themselves, and sex slaves.

Are you supporting the lesser of two evils? Maybe? Should you be aware of the cause and do nothing at all? No way! I am sure there is an organization that is out there to help the Uganda people where close to if not all 100% of your money goes to directly to the cause and not to a great ad campaign. I am not trying to be negative. My last several years as a working gal was a fundraiser for a nonprofit so I know how important raising money is but knowledge is key.



Link to Invisible Children's website: http://kony2012.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com/

Here is also a link to an article and video with the Invisible Children's CEO being interviewed about some of these concerns: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/trending-now/interviewing-invisible-children-ceo-kony-2012-film-goes-224212065.html

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