It seems that the U2 frontman Bono’s charity isn’t all that into actually helping people, just raising awareness that people need help.
Big Hollywood has a story that:
Bono’s anti-poverty foundation ONE is under pressure to explain its lavish salaries after it was revealed that only a small percentage of money it raises reaches the needy.
The non-profit organisation set up by the U2 frontman received almost £9.6m in donations in 2008 but handed out only £118,000 to good causes (1.2 per cent).
The explanation the “charity” gave was that while they sure don’t do a lot to actually helping anyone they raise a lot of awareness that people need help.
You know, I’m getting a little tired of all this awareness raising as an end goal. We’ve got t.v. We’ve got the internet. We’ve got newspapers and magazines. We’re aware. We’re so aware that half the time all the world’s troubles seem too overwhelmingly big to handle. We’re so aware that groups are making things up to make us aware of like calamitous man made global warming or overpopulation.
The world cries out for people to actually do something, not just raise awareness.
I’m kinda’ wondering if Bono is simply in the business of raising awareness of Bono.