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Saving the World, One Click at a Time


#1

http://www.ripple.org/

Some of the FAQ

What is this all about?
It's about saving the world one click at a time.

Okay right, but how does it work?
It's simple. When you click on a give button you will be shown some advertisements. We pass the revenue from these advertisements onto your chosen charity. Set us as your homepage and click away. It's easier than zoning out during American Idol. Seriously.

So how much of your money do you give to charity?
All of it.

No, seriously, how much?
100%. Every cent. Full stop. Our donations are all authenticated by the charities.

How much money does one click give?
It ranges from 1c to 20c. It doesn't sound like much but it adds up quickly!

And what about ripple search? How does that work?
Every time you conduct a search from the ripple homepage or the ripple toolbar (update coming soon), our search sponsor pays a small amount to ripple. ripple passes this onto our charities to help them fight poverty.
Just remember, only searches from the ripple homepage or toolbar make money for charity. Repeat searches you do from the results pages won't. That's because Google provides the results page, and we can't place our search sponsor on there!

If you're not making any money for yourself what motivated you to make this site?
Well here are a few facts that speak for themselves:
More than one billion people in the world live on less than one dollar a day.
In total, 2.7 billion struggle to survive on less than two dollars per day.
Every 3.6 seconds another person dies of starvation. Most of these deaths are children.
More than 2.6 billion people do not have basic sanitation, and more than one billion people still use unsafe sources of drinking water.
If we can, we should all be doing something about poverty.


#2

Conveniently left out the part where advertisers pay to be featured on the toolbar. No doubt selected charities pay to be "hand-picked" as well.


#3

I love how people show they are self-conscious and worried about the environment through facebook groups and clicking on social movement pages to show their support. Much better than going out to the streets with those smelly hooligans huh?


#4

Poverty will always exist because it serves to define what middle-class is (talking US of A here). Anyone under the illusion it will be eradicated needs to admit they have a problem seeing things clearly though their crack addiction.


#5

Charities 'pride' themselves in giving up to 10% of the donations to the actual cause. I've seen this in some conferences we did a while back... and I don't give to very many charities for that very reason.

How many decades have they been 'helping Africa', and how much have they actually changed?