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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.
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.
Saludos del Caribe!
Greetings from the Caribbean!
Saludos! Como va todo por ahi?
Los politicos robando, la policia matando gente, medicos estafando. Lo normal. Y yo, regular en lo que cabe.
Regular también, estan echando a todo el mundo por acá y la inflación nos esta comiendo vivos.
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.
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.
I'm curious, how far does $10 US go there?
US/European anarchists supporting projects in other places should probably be more common. Need to make those connections.
It depends hugely on where you go and what you're buying, but for the country I'm in and several nearby ones (SADC & SACU generally) it is probably safe to say that average income is less than 100 US$ 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.
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.