According to Seattle PI, 50 Cent’s visit to Somalia and Kenya has changed him.
“It enlightened me in different ways,” 50 Cent said (according to the article). “To actually see people under the circumstances that I saw was a totally different experience. I don’t think you can prepare yourself for that, no matter how many times you’ve seen the images.”
50 Cent hopes to influence other celebrities to donate a percentage of their proceeds to charity organizations, like the World Food Program. He donates a percentage of his proceeds from his new energy drink to the World Food Program already.
I agree. Seeing Africa in real life- instead of in pictures or movies- is something completely different. To see the happiness and joy that has surrounded their lives, despite being “poor” compared to western nations, is something perplexing and beautiful. It inspires you to help and to be a better person. You see this light in every persons’ eyes, a light that you would not expect, and you just know you have to do something to help. People in Africa have all the potential, the rest of the world just needs to see and believe in it.
I have seen it first hand- and so has 50 Cent. Now it is your turn.
Donate to a cause in Africa. I promise you will not be sorry.