A Thirst for Knowledge Can Donate Water

By Cheryl Mahoney

Just the other day I stumbled across a great way to give, for free.  I found FreePoverty.com.  Similar in concept to FreeRice.com, mentioned in an earlier post, you play a knowledge-based game, and correct answers mean giving to someone in need. 


FreePoverty.com’s game is geography-based, and allows you to give cups of water.  I found the game rather addicting!  A city and country (sometimes a landmark) pops up at the top of the window, and you have a limited amount of time to click the correct location on the map.  A flag then drops onto the page to show you the exact location, so you can see how close you got.

One aspect I love to the game is that you can get partial credit.  Perfect answers donate ten cups of water, but for close answers smaller amounts are donated, amount varying on how good your answer is.  You can keep playing until you get five answers completely wrong.  In a single game, you can give hundreds of cups of water to people in need, while honing your geography skills.  How can you go wrong with that?  And you can play as many times as you want.

Over 1 billion people in the world don’t have access to clean drinking water.  But here’s a fun and easy way to help.  So far, FreePoverty.com has given over 90 million cups of water!

Looking for other ways to give involving water?  Click here.


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