AUSTRIA (That's where I grew up):
Austria has around 8.3 million citizens.
Austria's size is 83.871 km²
The NETHERLANDS (Hasi's homeland):
Citizens: 16.5 millions
Size: 41.528 km²
SWEDEN (The country that we call "home" now):
Citizens: 9.2 millions
Size: 450.295 km²
USA ( A country we love to visit):
Citizens: 308 millions
Size: 9.6 million km²
And the "winner" is.....
Holland! Congratulations! :))
Well, now you might wonder what this is all about, right?
We all know what happened in Haiti.
We are all very shocked, some call it the biggest human disaster ever.
Those people need help and the only way most of us CAN help, is giving money to those who lost everything. All they have left is their lives.
I think that almost every country and every organization around the globe is reaching out to the people in need, by collecting money.
I have to admit that I don't have any numbers of how much money has been collected in Sweden or the US, or other countries for that matter, but I have numbers for Austria and Holland...
Since that terrible day of the earthquake in Haiti the austrian folks donated (up to today) around 6.9 million Euros.
The dutch people managed to donate 43 million Euros - yes 43! In just ONE DAY.
Yes, ONE DAY.
Isn't that remarkable?
And the dutch cabinet "just" doubled that amount. Just like that.
Not bad for such a small country, don't you think?!
Despite the economic crisis we are all having to deal with right now.
So that is why I call the dutch people "winners".
The real WINNERS of all the generosity all around the globe, are the people in Haiti though.