Guam is a beautiful tropical island further west in the Pacific Ocean, attracting a whopping 1.3-million annual visitors, filled with exotic beaches and breathtaking ocean views, especially in the sunset. Some even say it is the perfect alternative to Hawaii. Despite its bird-less trees (due to an invasive snake species) and war involvements in the past, this is a tiny Micronesian gem in the face of the world’s largest ocean. Guam has been torn by war especially during World War II, but after its liberation by the United States, it stands as a famous attraction for swimmers, divers, surfers, and adventurers.
However, the other face of Guam is that it is a poor country due to its socio-economic. It has a fifth of its population living on or below the poverty line. In fact, 7% of its households are the poorest among the poorest, relying on government welfare and social services programs to sustain their needs.
Many international aid organisations are trying to provide assistance to unfortunate people in Guam, especially children. Many plan to facilitate fundraisers in the form of bazaars and concerts for the purpose of generating money for forming livelihood training and assistance in the impoverished areas. These organisations often opt for putting up auctions in more fortunate countries for items like 1000 thread count sheets, bedroom sets, paintings and crafts, and other household items. You can help too. Please contact your local international aid organisation to offer your financial support.
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