Whither Idol’s Money?

kids10Post by Philip CoticelliAfrica Fighting Malaria
The New York Sun—American Idol’s “Idol Gives Back” special on April 24 and 25 helped raise over $60 million to fight poverty in America and Africa. As season five comes to a close tomorrow, fans should be asking where their money went and what the impact on poverty will be. Over six million dollars of the total was given to Nothing But Nets, an antimalaria bed net distribution initiative … These groups have good intentions, but their collective strategy of covering Africa with $10 insecticide-treated nets is simplistic and wasteful. More …

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