Everyone in Jordan is aware about the amount of poverty we have in this country. While poverty can be found in every country around the globe and even in rich ones, the ratio of poor people differs from a country to another.
Jordan is still considered to be a developing small country with limited natural resources. And while the government has been struggling to ensure a better quality of life for all Jordanians, the problem of poverty has its toll on the Jordanian society at large.
Some people condemn the government policy in the past couple of years for the increased taxes and prices of the basic needs of living. While it can be argued with official numbers by the government the enhancement in income rates among Jordanians, many can’t really feel it reflected on their life. While some look at the bright side, a lot look the other way around and claim the rich Jordanians are getting richer while poor ones are getting poorer.
While people have been focusing their complaints on the government for enhancing the lives of the poor in Jordan, I believe that we have become to a time in Jordan where private sector has a huge responsibility for the Jordanian society as well.
With the huge amount of investments in Jordan, and the huge amount of profits the multi-million companies working in Jordan make, I believe that it is the time for us to start asking those companies to hold their responsibility to our civil community.
Now that the Jordanian blogsphere is getting larger everyday, I think that we can unite our forces and start an organized campaign to ask the Jordanian companies to give more charity.
I know that everyone wants to help. I know that each one of us feel helpless when we see those young poor girls asking for money on the traffic lights. I know that we have been outraged about the news of the poor young man who sold his kidney the other day. I know that some of us do charity by his own and from his private money.
But I also know that there is a global trend for the private sector to help civil communities. I know that in Jordan we are much behind in this issue. I know that we, as bloggers, can help in increasing the public awareness of the importance of charity.
We can create a banner to be added on our blogs that say “I prefer the products of the company that give more to charity”. It can be our slogan. I can work on it. You can suggest a different slogan. We can discuss it and choose the best.
Let us work together.
I am making this post a tag in order to spread the world. I know that each one of you can write from his own perspective. I tag Kinzi, Nas, Batir Wardam, Oula Farawati, Qwaider, Red Rose, 7aki Fadi, Devil’s Mind, Hareega, Hala, Roba, Muhannad Al Arabiat, Abed Hamdan, Lina, Vas and Natasha.
Those who are tagged should write about this subject and tag as many others as they feel like.