Count your blessings this lent – Week 5

For information on what I am trying to do please see this post. I hope you will consider raising money with me during Lent.

The theme for this week is shelter.

Here are the thoughts for the third week:
Monday 04 April
In Cambodia, landmines and unexploded ordinance continue to kill and maim: 87% of victims are civilians.
Give 10p for every street you have walked down today without being injured.

Tuesday 05 April
Unemployment in Zimbabwe is estimated at 94%, forcing many people to live miles from home to find work to support their families.
Give 10p for every time you have been in touch with a member of your family this week by email, letter or phone.

Wednesday 06 April
More than 42 million people worldwide are currently displaced by conflict, persecution and disaster.
Give 10p for every place you have called home.

Thursday 07 April
In the Gaza Strip, 1.5 million people are locked into an area no bigger than the Isle of Wight.
Give 10p for every pace you can take around the room you are in.

Friday 08 April
Following the Haiti earthquake in January 2010, more than 2 million people became homeless. For months Rosemund Ernest shared a single room with 12 members of her family.
Give 10p for every room in your home.

Weekend 09-10 April
Emitilla Paucara Choque, 77, receives the new state pension in Bolivia, which is being provided now that the oil and gas industries are taxed. Emitilla is able to pay her rent from her pension and no longer has to go out to work.
Give 10p for every friend or family member who receives a pension. Give thanks for all those who care for the elderly, both within families and outside of family structures.

In week 4 I raised: £3.73
My total so far is: £19.73
How about you?