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Play trivia and earn rice for hungry people

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Pocket Rice is an iPhone app to solve world hunger by rewarding you with rice for playing ... More

Editor's review

Published 26 Jul 2013

Everyone seems to love playing a few games of online trivia when they have a bit of spare time. There's nothing like pitting your wits against and conquering the computer as it fires question and question at you. It's what's known as a great little time-waster. But how about if your bit of trivia fun could be used in a more philanthropic way? PocketRice is and Australian based charity application for iOS which provides real grains of rice for hungry people all over the world.
 
Pocket Rice is an iPhone app that aims to go some way to solving world hunger by rewarding you with rice for playing trivia. This rice is then It champions people power as the solution to world hunger by crowdsourcing the global hunger challenge. Users are rewarded with up to 15 grains of rice for each question they get correct and the Pocket Rice ranking system means that questions gradually get harder. With 240 levels and titles to achieve, 15 ranks of difficulty and an unlimited pool of rice to donate, the fun never stops. Play through hundreds of intelligent questions across topics including movies, TV, sports and general knowledge. Get five questions right and reach the next rank of difficulty. Once your rice is donated you can leave the rest to Pocket Rice. Through their partnership channels they will send that rice to the organizations they have chosen for distribution. They can then hand out the rice directly to the communities and to the people that need it. Pocket Rice is for everyone and anyone who can read English, has a set of fingers and can answer questions and that means the entire range from toddler to the older citizens. Everyone should have the opportunity to solve world hunger no matter where you live. Pocket Rice is simple and highly addictive fun as well as being a great way to deliver food to hungry people.
 
What could be better? We all love the idea of donating to those that need it more than us and we all love trivia. So why not put the two together. Pocket Rice is a brilliant concept when you can donate without spending money, but rather by paying trivia. If you are worried that your rice isn't going to the right people its good to see that the developers have an implementation partner to make their work more targeted and effective. Dompet Dhuafa is a specialist in developing programs to help the extreme poor get their foot on the first rung of the development and independence ladder. It really is a 'hand up, not a hand out.' Pocket Rice works uniquely with Dompet Dhuafa in its Rural Empowerment Program to change the culture of farming in Indonesia, provide aid to poor communities in the region and introduce farmers to alternative farming systems that are economical, sustainable and environmentally friendly. If you are feeling charitable then this iPhone game is a great way of doing your bit.

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