I was reading a report on the living conditions of disabled people in Zambia: In a survey of 39 households, the average number of items possessed by each household was 9.5 basic items – not much by way of ‘worldly goods’ and you can bet that each item is essential.
Looking round my house, it is almost impossible to count how many individual items I have but it’s easy to find 10 items I do not need. If I asked 10 colleagues, friends and families for 10 items they do not need and sell them at a car boot sale I bet I could raise £150. Four people organising a boot sale (with items from ten of their friends) could raise £600. This is slightly more than the COINS Foundation paid this week to repair a water pump at a school in Zambia.