It probably will come as a surprise to most people that Myanmar passed the US as number one when it comes to giving.
According to the World Index of Giving:
“Despite political turmoil and its position as a developing country, Myanmar remains at No. 1 (it was joint first with the U.S. last year). It comes top for both donating money (92% gave some cash) and volunteering (half of the population give their time). Indeed, almost as many Myanmarese volunteered as Brazilians, despite being a quarter of the size in terms of population.
This is the first time a country has come first for two out of the three aspects of giving since 2010. Myanmar’s commitment to Theravada Buddhism is most likely to be the driving force behind these high levels – around 89% of Myanmarese follow the religion and give little but often – and there are more monks here than any other Buddhist country.”
Have you given of your time or money this week? It is never too late to start. There is always somebody in need. The personal reward/feeling of giving is priceless.