Making the World Better with a $349 Apple Watch? - Hope 103.2

Making the World Better with a $349 Apple Watch?

The Apple Watch was unveiled today. The most basic model starts at $349 and goes up to a whopping $10,000. That’s not to mention the cost of the accessories. But instead of rushing out to buy this new toy, we thought: Surely they are better ways to spend our money and make the world better.      […]

By Anthony EdenTuesday 10 Mar 2015Christian LivingReading Time: 2 minutes

The Apple Watch was unveiled today. The most basic model starts at $349 and goes up to a whopping $10,000. That’s not to mention the cost of the accessories. But instead of rushing out to buy this new toy, we thought: Surely they are better ways to spend our money and make the world better.

Making the world a better place for $349

 

 

 

 

 

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How could we change the world with $349? What sort of impact would it make?

1. 34 Chickens

Families in rural India need a source of nutrition. You can help countless families with food or an income by sending 34 chickens their way through the Salvos International Development website. Not only does a chicken provide food, but it can also breed to create even more chickens. What’s better than a multiplying gift? I bet your Apple Watch can’t do that!

2. Sight for to 10 people

A 12-minute operation, costing just $32 through CBM, will restore sight to someone who has been living with cataracts in their eyes. Restoring sight to someone in the poorest parts of the world is a life-changing gift. It gives them hope and new life, which opens up a whole world of opportunities to them.

3. 7 Months of Child Sponsorship

Sponsoring a child through organisations such as World Vision or Compassion costs about $48 per month. This means for the cost of a basic Apple Watch, you could sponsor a child in need for 7 months. If you consider the cost of watch accessories, that easily covers 12 months of child sponsorship.

4. Clean water for 4 families

According to the World Health Organisation, 1.1 billion people don’t have access to a reliable source of clean water. A Clean Water Filtration Device costs only $75 from Compassion and can provide year’s worth of clean water to families in the world’s poorest countries. Your $349 would provide clean water to at least 4 families!

What Else?

There are countless ways you can make a difference in this world with $349.

All of this isn’t to say you shouldn’t buy a cool new gadget such as the new Apple Watch. But before you part with your hard earned money, just consider the difference you could make in the lives of someone else.