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Clicking to Make a Difference....NetAid

Boot Camp feature for Wednesday, January 17, 2001

Making a difference in the world is just a click away. I'm Fred Fishkin with Bloomberg Bootcamp. It launched with lots of fanfare... .online music concerts... Presidents and Prime Ministers... .more than a year ago. And the NetAid foundation... is still working to create a global online community attempting to end extreme poverty around the world. It is a collaboration between the United Nations and Cisco Systems... .where Matt James tells us...

"By going online to www.netaid.org, folks can purchase actual products that are then used to help alleviate poverty around the world. Whether it's a kit that's going to help a Rwandan mother deliver a baby more safely or whether it's actual materials that will help a Honduran village to have clean water. So it's a way that the Internet connects real people to real problems around the world offering real solutions."

And every single dollar donated is used for the purpose you intend... there are no administrative fees because of the partnership with Cisco. And besides monetary donations...

"You can also volunteer your services online. If you do translation or anything that can be done from a computer, for instance, you can help a non-profit around the world that may need a little bit of help that sort of relies just on your intellectual firepower as much as anything. So it really is a way that only the Internet allows for you to connect to people around the world to help them."

You can learn more about donating money or time at NetAid.org. Bootcamp, I'm Fred Fishkin, Bloomberg Radio.