More than NOK 180M so far to CARE Norge

CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. Photo: CARE

Despite the financial crisis, the telethon that took place in Norway on Sunday in support of CARE Norway‘s micro finance programs for women and girls in developing nations had by Monday morning netted more than NOK 188 million.

This means that every single Norwegian has donated nearly NOK 40 to support the CARE programs, reports the Norway Post.

The Norwegian Government donated NOK 35 million.

However, it is expected that donations will continue to trickle in over the next few days, and that the end result will therefore be somewhat higher.

Nationwide, more than 100.000 persons volounteered to visit homes on Sunday afternoon, collecting money for the projects.

There is always an unofficial “competition” between Norwegian municipalities to see which has donated the most per inhabitant.

So far, Svalbard is well ahead with NOK 645 per inhabitant, followed by the tiny island municipality of Utsira in Rogaland with NOK 240.

Source: Norway Post/NRK/Aftenposten

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