Sunday, August 30, 2009
26 August 2009
On the 26th, actress Ayase Haruka (24), voice actress for the anime movie 'Hottarake~Haruka to Mahou no Kagami~' (Oblivion Island~Haruka and the Magic Mirror~), contributed 1 million yen of the box-office revenue to the Republic of Sierra Leone at Tokyo's UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund) House. For every ticket sold, 10 yen will also be contributed to the fund. The country has the lowest life expectancy in the world. "It's a small contribution but it can be used to build facilities to treat sick children," Ayase said.
The average life expectancy of people in the Republic of Sierra Leone is 42.6 years.
[grumpy has a soft spot for her favourite subject - human geography]