by Benjamin Kimble, , April 26, 2010

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WHAT is happening in the Democratic Republic of Congo?

The DRC is extremely wealthy - and extremely big. Similar in size to Western Europe, it abounds with diamonds, gold, copper, cobalt and zinc. The country also has supplies of coltan, which is used in mobile phones and other electronic gadgets, and cassiterite, used in food packaging. Unfortunately for the people of DRC, its resource wealth has rarely been harnessed for their benefit. This vast country has hardly any roads or railways, while the health and education systems lie in ruins. Instead, the natural riches have attracted rapacious adventurers, unscrupulous corporations, vicious warlords and corrupt governments and divided the population among competing ethnic groups.

Can YOU help?

Do you use Facebook?

More than 400 million active users
Have you used Facebook today?

50% of our active users log on to Facebook in any given day
Have you updated your status today?

More than 35 million users update their status each day and more than 60 million status updates posted each day

How easy would it be to raise awareness for this cause?

More than 5 billion pieces of content (web links, news stories, blog posts, notes, photo albums, etc.) shared each week

Share this: http://www.enoughproject.org/
or this: http://www.raisehopeforcongo.org/
or this: www.womenforwomen.org/congo.htm
or this: http://www.provocate.org/more-info/about-congo/about-

More than 20 million people become fans of Pages each day
Become a fan http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=23341162556&

YOU have the power to inform at least 130 people, and if each of those people informs at least 130 people, and so on and so forth, well you do the math.

A few more facts in order to grasp the magnitude of influence that Facebook has:

With an audience this big, the question is not can you help, but how can you make a difference?

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