A young family man who left his investment banking career right before the banking bust to become a soldier has begun to serve his country in a new an innovative way. Using social entrepreneurship he is making a difference in the lives of many American families. "We are saving the lives of thousands of children, while providing families in this recession a way to make a living while doing the most good." says Joshua Ryder owner of NetworkGoodness.com partnered with business giant Xango and non profit AmeriCares this servant of freedom is working to see change in America and overseas in more ways than one.
With over 19,000 children dying every day from hunger Joshua believes everyone should be educated on the world hunger issue and doing something about it. Partnering with a millionaire in southern Oregon named Glenn Sparks he and his other partners are spreading the message that old school charity just hasn't got the job done. Using the Facebook and the internet the message is starting to gain attention. What are they doing different? Both Joshua and Glenn are advocating for the masses to begin not only contributing more through donating meal packs to AmeriCares but, working together in local communities to see families come out from financial ruin. How are they doing this? By offering families a low risk mini charitable franchise where they can earn money based on how many children they feed just like the CEO of Red Cross. If McDonald's can spring up all over the country, why not charity. Network Goodness Partners as they call themselves have one purpose in mind to feed starving children, making money is just an extra bonus. With a start up cost of only 35 that is a far cry from the 3.5 million dollars it takes to setup a traditional McDonald's franchise. Did you know that in places where they are working children have a severe risk of being malnourished? Here is a quote from Xango's partner profile on the AmeriCares.org website, "Malnutrition,
a serious health problem in Cambodia, typically begins during pregnancy and spans the lifetime of a large portion of the population. A staggering 44% of children under the age of five have stunted growth as a result of poor nutrition and another 28% of children under five are underweight. Underlying malnutrition is, in part, responsible for Cambodia's high rates of infant and child mortality sadly, 1 in 12 children do not live to see their 5th birthday. With reduced ability to resist infection, malnourished patients are less likely to survive common diseases such as malaria, measles, pneumonia and diarrhea. Children who are fortunate to survive prolonged malnutrition suffer from poor growth and development, leaving them physically or mentally impaired for life. The Meal Packs contain many essential nutrients needed for a healthy diet and provide a nutritional supplement suitable for both children and adults. XANGO has partnered with AmeriCares to deliver the Meal Packs where they are most needed -- to our programs in Cambodia, Malawi, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Mexico and the Philippines." (reference: http://www.americares.org/howtohelp/corporations/corporate-donors/partners-in-profile/xango-nutritional-meal-packs-partner-in-profile.html)
Now if you have altruistic desires or just feel guilty about not serving like Joshua. You should take a look at this easy way to make a big difference that has proven results. Check out their program at http://www.NetworkGoodness.com
Network Goodness has been creating a Global Network of normal, everyday people who make it their business to have a significant impact on the world hunger issue. Their "Pay-It-Forward" project provides the mechanism that allows people to generate a solid, Plan "B" income while having a significant impact on the World Hunger issue!