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The average income for a working adult in Waspam, Nicaragua is $1 per day!

That is about $260/year. That is almost HALF the average monthly car payment in the United States. Or one-third the average monthly grocery bill for a family of four.

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In Waspam, Nicaragua $1 will buy ONE of the following:

 Four eggs, less than one-half gallon of drinking water, 3 pounds of red beans, 1 kilowatt of electricity (for one hour, lighting ten 100W bulbs, one-fourth gallon of gasoline, or one-sixth of the cost of a doctor’s visit

The Meaning of Enough

One point four (1.4) billion people around the world live in extreme poverty.  But I wonder, living in the United States, if can even begin to understand that. I mean, we certainly have people living in poverty in our country but, by the rest of the world’s standards, even the poor people of America still live quite comfortably.  I mean, while people around the world are digging in trash like this for something to eat, we’re on our second cup of Starbucks coffee for the day and playing with our iPhone or our iPad.  Can we really relate to extreme poverty?  And, another thing… “What would be the reward for the person who knew the meaning of enough?”  How would we live our lives if we knew the meaning of enough?  Because the truth is, even though the needs around the world can feel so overwhelming, it really doesn’t take that much to make a difference. So, my hope is… you’ll be asking a new question, “Is that all it takes to make a difference?”

Written by Noel Brewer Yeatts - Missionary

SALT, Inc. "To know the will of God, we need an open Bible and an open map." — William Carey