Be sure to check out the op-ed about debt, healthcare and the urgency of passing the Jubilee Act in the Senate written by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Desmond Tutu in Wednesday’s Baltimore Sun. Writes Tutu:
Lesotho’s situation snows how debt and extreme poverty create a crisis for children; Lesotho has only six pediatricians looking after its 800,000 children. One-third of Lesothoâ€™s children are not in school. Meanwhile, Lesothoâ€™s debt repayments equal its entire education budget.
As the Senate now considers the Jubilee Act, it can do itâ€™s part to help ensure that Africans and Asians are able to sue their own resources for their own development.
Read the full op-ed, “Debt cancellation a victory for the world,â€ on The Balitmore Sun’s site.
-Monét Cooper, Jubilee USA