Existence is an experience that encompasses the virtues of humanity and the good in other human beings. In this regard, Liberia has been ranked as the best country in the world when it comes to helping strangers.
This is according to the World Giving Index, which makes some valiant attempts at trying to gauge the generosity of people in the world. The index was drawn up by UK-based Charities Aid Foundation. The survey was conducted around the globe over a period of 10 years. In this time-frame, 1.3 million people across the world were surveyed.
The three main questions used in the survey bordered on having helped a stranger or someone you do not know, donating money to charity and volunteering time to an organization.
The CEO of Charities Aid Foundation said Sir John Low said, "In taking a step back and looking at giving trends over 10 years, we have created what we hope will serve as a roadmap to continue to grow giving in all its forms across the globe. There are areas of concern, but also key moments of hope in parts of the world that have overcome true hardship."
The findings saw Liberia emerging as the best country as regards to helping strangers in the world. Kenya was listed as the most generous country in Africa, and 11th in the world. For generosity, Liberia was ranked 17th, and Sierra Leone and Nigeria came in at 20th and 22nd respectively.
When it comes to helping strangers, Africa takes an unassailable and comforting lead. While Liberia emerged in the first position, 7 other countries made it in the top 10 list. These are Sierra Leone (second), Kenya (fourth), Zambia (fifth), Uganda (sixth), Nigeria (seventh) and Malawi (joint 10th).
Perhaps what this information points out is how morality is still held in high regard across the African continent. The values that make us human still dominate the African psyche.
Other findings indicated that around the globe, 2.5 million people helped a stranger, nearly 1/5th of all adults volunteer. The majority of the countries that have made improvements on the index are from Asia.
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