Wednesday, 14 November 2007

Free Rice

In line with my previous post on Ripple, helping the developing world through the power of the Internet, comes today's blog post.


This website is set up as a word game where you have to choose synonyms for the word displayed. For each word you have 4 choices, for each correct answer, 10 grains of rice are donated via the United Nations to feed the world's hungry. The game starts out quite easy and gets more difficult with each correct answer. With each incorrect answer, the difficulty level drops and you get asked a new word. You don't lose any grains of rice that you have donated.

The money to donate the rice is once again, like Ripple, generated by advertising that appears on the website.

The total number of grains of rice donated now (13th November 2007) stands on 1,712,371,750 grains since the 7th of October 2007, this figure seems to be increasing exponentially as the website becomes more known.

The lovely dual benefit of this site is that not only are you providing a meal for someone, aleviating their hunger, but you are also improving your vocabularly, and spending your time on the net for a good cause.

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