Inspirational and Inspiring Gifts

Village of 100

If we could reduce the worlds population to a village of precisely 100 people, with all existing human ratios remaining the same, the demographics would look something like this:

60 Asians
14 Africans
12 Europeans
8 Latin Americans
5 US Americans and Canadians

49 would be female- 51 would be male
82 would be non-white- 18 white
89 heterosexual- 11 homosexual
33 would be Christian- 67 would be non-Christian

5 would control 32% of the entire world’s wealth,
and all of them would be US citizens
80 would live in substandard housing
24 would not have any electricity
67 would be unable to read
1 (only one) would have a college education.
50 would be malnourished and 1 dying of starvation
33 would be without access to a safe water supply
1 would have HIV

If there is a meal in your refrigerator, if you are dressed and have got shoes, if you have a bed and a roof above your head, you are better off, than 75% of people in this world.

If you have a bank account; money in your purse; and there is some trifle in your coin box; you belong to 8% of well-provided people in this world.