For me, N1000 means that I can get a nice Take Away from my local convenience store, and not have to worry about cooking. With the extra time, I can have more peace of mind as I go about my day.
For our Cleaner, N1000 is one week’s transport to the office, at N200 per day.
For Sarah’s Mom, N1000 extra in her pocket means that the family can have rice this week, instead of the usual garri and water! What a treat!
For 10 year old Emmanuel, N1000 is the cost of the Maths Textbook that he needs to prepare for the end of term examination…
It is interesting how N1000 means so many different things for different people. So many people don’t realise how lucky they are to have the option of spending N1000 on a luxury item, like my Take Away, while others need it to survive!
Often the money comes in and goes out, and we don’t really know what happened to it. We often feel that we don’t have enough. But what if we do? With a little management, we may find that we have not one or even two, but several thousands of Naira to spare for the less fortunate.
There are some people for whom N1000 is like N1! If it fell out of their pocket, it would be too much hassle to bend down and pick up! Don’t take your good fortune for granted. Realise that even if N1000 doesn’t mean much to you, it means an education, a livelihood, a nutritious meal to millions of children and families out there.
This Christmas, we are calling on you to spare some change for those less fortunate! Give us as little as N1000, so that we can help more children like Sarah and Emmanuel to rise above poverty and achieve their potential!
Thank you and God bless you loads and loads!