Friday, January 15, 2010

Global Aid Takes Flight

Traveling this year? You can help! No longer do you have to be the Gates Foundation to provide significant funds to countries that need it the most. This January, a private group linked to UNITAID (a major player in the purchasing of drugs for preventable diseases) will begin raising money from the general public through airline ticketing.

Through most of the world's airlines and online ticket distributors, purchasers will be asked if they would like to donate a couple dollars, or more, each time they book a flight online. The hope is to raise between $600M and $1B per year through this project entitled, MassiveGood. Non-governmental funding is on the rise and steadily increasing. Please fasten your seatbelts.

-Nick Mohazzabfar