In an impecunious third world country, a penny can procure a pencil. The penny is 1% of a U.S. dollar. This parallels the 1% Gross Domestic Profit goal set by the United Nations. This goal enlists the help of developed countries to give 1% of their gross domestic profit to an underdeveloped third world country. By giving 1% of a dollar to an impoverished country, one can buy a student a pencil; therefore allowing them to become literate. For a single dollar, one can promote literacy for an entire village. If an adolescent or young adult becomes literate, he or she can help the whole family by reading newspapers and keeping up with current events (Mortenson and Relin 283). In Pakistani bazaars, food comes wrapped in newspaper. If a family has even one literate member, that person can read about the daily news when the food is unwrapped (Morten...
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...ing per capita income in third world nations by helping more women engage in the workforce. Mortenson is enlightening people to stand up to domestic and general violence, consequently decreasing the amount of government corruption. Greg Mortenson has made an amazing effort to create a safer world. The world would be better if more people and their governments followed his example.
Mortenson, Greg, and David Oliver Relin. Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote
Peace -- One School at a Time. New York: Penguin, 2007. Print.
Mortenson, Greg. Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan
and Pakistan. Waterville, Me.: Thorndike, 2009. Print.
Nojumi, Neamatollah, Dyan E. Mazurana, and Elizabeth Stites. After the Taliban: Life and
Security in Rural Afghanistan. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2009. Print.
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