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Saturday, November 8, 2008

* How Now Black and White Cow: Spot, Heads to Bangladesh

Bangladesh - wikipedia map

You're All Too Moo-valous for Words

Thanks to everyone who helped out from Vicki, Paul, Zac, Colleen and Colleen's mom, tons of folks at the library, Kris - a huge contributor of stuff to sell on Kijiji, Jill with the "cow" cat and many more. Again there are so many folks on Kijiji who just give a little extra: Kyle, Deb, Julia, and more folks who happily purchased so many items to help fund the dairy cow.

I'd also like to thank Linda Policella from Edmonton. Linda hunting for Great Western beer glasses and found my ad. She was intrigued about the cow, read the blog and called me. Not only did Linda buy some things, she wanted to also donated $21 for the cow.

Linda you are moo-valous - thank you for trusting me from 600 kilometres away to send you the things.

I'd also like to thank my wonderful friend Rebecca in Richmond Hill, Ontario. On Thursday morning, out of the blue, a $50 donation appeared in my mailbox. Good thing I put that link so prominently on the side menu so anyone can find it. I'm happy to say that the form works very well indeed. Rebecca really helped Spot cross the finish line with her generous donation. Moo hoo - Rebecca, you're moo-rific!!!

I couldn't even begin to do any of this project without everyone working together. Thanks so much for joining in.

Spot and Luna in One Week

We have just raised enough money for Spot, cow #9, and with Marie Green's purchase of Luna, cow #10, we are now working on cow #11.

Enough with the Thanks, Why Bangladesh You Wonder?

Plan Canada has changed from sending cows to Africa to a project in Bangladesh.

5 Facts About Bangladesh
You may know that Bangladesh was part of India until 1947 when it became the eastern wing of Pakistan, separated by 1000 miles. In 1971, this unworkable situation due to location and other factors led to Bangladesh becoming its own country.

  • Geographically the country straddles the fertile Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta and is subject to annual monsoon floods and cyclones. (Wikipedia)
  • Population is about 142 to 159 million, making it the 7th most populous nation in the world. It's land area is small in comparison, making for high population density.
  • World Bank report has indicated improvements in literacy, gender equity for education and reduction of population growth
  • It is a democracy but due to violence, elections were deferred in 2007 to late 2008
  • Most people make a living from subsistance agriculture but a middle class is slowly developing - 49.8% of the population live below the national poverty line

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