It was fun to check an item off my bucket list and help a great cause too.
Last year some students in Kentucky asked us both: “If you could have one superpower, what would it be?” Our answers: more time, and more energy. Those answers stuck with us when we sat down to write our Annual Letter. Time and energy mean one thing in rich countries and something else entirely when looked at through the eyes of the world’s poorest families.
More than one billion people today live without access to energy. No electricity to light and heat their homes, power hospitals and factories, and improve their lives in thousands of ways. Likewise, girls and women around the world, especially in poor countries, spend huge amounts of time doing hard work for no money—including walking miles to gather firewood to meet their energy needs.
So that’s what our letter is about this year—why energy and time are so important, and what we can do to bring more of both to the world’s poorest. We put together a quick quiz. See how you do…