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this_one wrote

Any particular reason, or just an idle curiosity?

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Tequila_Wolf wrote (edited )

I suppose the reason is that I wonder whether we'd be able to fund interesting projects, but it's also just a general thought.

For example, where I live the Euro or Dollar or Pound is worth a lot of money, so I often wonder what it would look like for small money overseas to become bigger money here.

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0w0 wrote

I'm from South America and I'm a poor as fuck, I'm mentally disabled and didn't even finish high school, if things don't change in my country I won't last too long.

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mofongo wrote

Saludos del Caribe!

Greetings from the Caribbean!

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0w0 wrote

Saludos! Como va todo por ahi?

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mofongo wrote

Los politicos robando, la policia matando gente, medicos estafando. Lo normal. Y yo, regular en lo que cabe.

Y tu?

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0w0 wrote

Regular también, estan echando a todo el mundo por acá y la inflación nos esta comiendo vivos.

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mofongo wrote

Aqui nos hemos medio librado de esa. Los sueldos son bajisimos y mucha gente compra comida a credito en las bodegas. Una casa de naipes. La proxima recesion nos va a llevar quien no nos trajo.

Deberia comenzar a plantar comida.

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ergdj5 wrote

I have a capitalist parent I depend on and will continue to for as long as I can manage - and I have no money of my own.

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selver wrote

I'm curious, how far does $10 US go there?

US/European anarchists supporting projects in other places should probably be more common. Need to make those connections.

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Tequila_Wolf wrote (edited )

It depends hugely on where you go and what you're buying, but for the country I'm in and several nearby ones (SADC & SACU generally) it is probably safe to say that average income is less than 100 US$ per month, often quite a bit less, sometimes with mitigating factors.
Which often means you just eat like once a day and it's corn and you just don't buy anything, maybe you're paying a little rent for your shack or money for transport or whatever. (I could give better descriptions but already I'm doxxing myself). Generally if people have any substantial income at all it's going to immediate needs of people they know who have no income.

For example, in Zambia a normal meal a normal person would have daily would probably be nshima (corn meal) with tomato and raab, maybe cooked with bit of an onion and some oil/butter, which'd cost probably less than 0.50 US$. But if you go to a fancy tourist place it'll be as expensive and even potentially more than a restaurant in the US.

If I could, I would try to find ways of connecting overseas money with solid projects/people around here. There are few, but they exist.

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noordinaryspider wrote

That's pretty much what I/we do about donations these days. It's usually only $5-$20USD which doesn't go far in the US or UK. Five euro a month to Trisquel over the five years I was using it doesn't look too shabby, though.