How can i be a philanthropist?

Nigeria
January 25, 2007 12:40am CST
For since when i was a kid I have had the interest of being my neighbour's keeping.And when i was growing I decided whin me that I want to be a philanthropist.expecially in Africa and in other part of the world,because I know that there is serious poverty in the land.but the problem I have is that things are not workingn the way I planned and this have being giving me lots of concern.What do you think I should do? I am 29yrs now,but yet to achieve my dreams. can I still achieve my dream?
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@manong05 (5029)
• Philippines
25 Jan 07
Being a philanthropist is a noble desire, of course, your dreams can be fulfilled. You can start by giving something to credible institutions that works in Africa, I'm thinking of World Vision International, they have a good reputation troughout the world. If you are thinking of actually going there yourself and do volunteer work, you are only 29 yrs old, still have plenty of opportunities.
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@eygt2503 (18)
• Singapore
14 Mar 07
I share your heartfelt longing, yet, I am more than a couple of years older but do not have much to speak of. You should not give up yet, for nature yields to the strongest wills of men wishing to do good.
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• Janesville, Wisconsin
5 Jun 07
Just do as much volunteer work as you can, and give back what you can when you can. Does not always have to be money, it can helping with cleaning up, or building a home, or doing extra work for free for a business that is struggling, but needs the help. There are so many ways to be a good Philanderer.. and Philanthropy is just about Giving back to the community. So To be a good one, all you have to do is do your best to give back when you can and when you can. Yes, you can still achieve your dream. I have a similar dream myself. Take care, and I hope you meet your goal :) - DNatureofDTrain