UN World Food Programme

Kids in Action - Emilie

Emilie, 9, and her brother Nicolas, 6, selling lemonade to raise money for the victims of the Pakistan floods.

All over the world kids are coming up with creative ways to make a difference.

See how Emilie helped raise money for the victims of the floods in Pakistan. 

Q: How old are you?
A: I’m 9 years old.
Q: Where do you live?
A: I live in Rome, Italy.
Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?
A: I want to be an actress when I grow up.
Q: Why did you want to raise money for the victims of the floods in Pakistan?
A: My mom told me about the flood so it gave me an idea. I wanted to raise money because I was feeling bad about the people who need lots of help and I was thinking about how I could help them. 
Q: How did you raise the money?
A: I raised the money by making a lemonade stand.  I was at my grandma’s house and it was summer and had the idea to sell lemonade. When my mom told me about the floods in Pakistan I thought I could give the money from the lemonade stand to the World Food Programme to help.
Q: How much did you raise?
A: With the lemonade stand I raised $200.00 and I made a little speech at my grandma’s church and I raised $500.00.
Q: What would you say to another kid who thought that they couldn’t make a difference in the world? 
A: I would say that he could always make a difference in the world.  It doesn’t always have to be money it can be donating things. If everybody did a little thing in the end it could just make a big, big difference in the world. 
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Go Emilie!

Well done Emilie!