Fifty Goats

On the Oprah Show tonight, Susan Sarandon hugged a Ugandan girl with AIDS, whom she'd helped get through high school and into a US university by donating a goat to her village nine years ago.
After Oprah shed some tears listening to the girl reading a thank-you letter, she proudly announced she would donate fifty goats.
According to Heifer International, the smart and praiseworthy people who organize these 'goat gifts', fifty goats cost $6,000. Oprah recently became the first female black billionaire. So the donation represented 0.0006% of Oprah's possessions.
Oprah sure inspired me to donate 0.0006% of my money.

Posted by cronopio at 02:09 AM, February 01, 2003