Per capita, Pitcairn Island is GlobalGiving’s #1 recipient in the world

Posted by Marc Maxson on September 24th, 2009

As the metrics guy, oddities sometimes appear in the GlobalGiving database. For example, today I learned Pitcairn Island received $158 per resident through GlobalGiving project #996: Boat-Shed Construction at Pitcairn Island. When there are 50 people on one island, $7,301 has a major impact.

Pitcairn Island facts:

  1. These guys are the decendents of the Mutiny on the Bounty crew, and their Tahitian wives
  2. All are Seventh-Day Adventists
  3. They have their own Internet domain, “.pn”
  4. They now have a boat shed, built by GlobalGivers!

If you are interested, the top 6 countries supported through GlobalGiving per capita are:

  1. Pitcairn Islands (pop. 46)
  2. Liberia (pop. 3,317,176)
  3. St. Vincent and the Grenadines (pop. 116,812)
  4. Rwanda (pop. 7,810,056)
  5. Haiti (pop. 7,527,817)
  6. Kenya (pop. 31,639,091)

Sadly, support to the other countries comes to a mere 2 to 7 cents per citizen.

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2 Responses to “Per capita, Pitcairn Island is GlobalGiving’s #1 recipient in the world”

  1. Herbert Ford says:

    While from the late 1800s until about 1950 most (but not all) of the people of Pitcairn Island were members of the Seventh-day Adventist faith, today only about half of those on the island are members of this denomination. The remainder are of varying or no religious affiliation.

  2. Wonderful photo.
    As I have read, the Pitcairn Islands’ population has risen to 50 in 2008, so they must have a babyboom :)