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:
- These guys are the decendents of the Mutiny on the Bounty crew, and their Tahitian wives
- All are Seventh-Day Adventists
- They have their own Internet domain, “.pn”
- They now have a boat shed, built by GlobalGivers!
If you are interested, the top 6 countries supported through GlobalGiving per capita are:
- Pitcairn Islands (pop. 46)
- Liberia (pop. 3,317,176)
- St. Vincent and the Grenadines (pop. 116,812)
- Rwanda (pop. 7,810,056)
- Haiti (pop. 7,527,817)
- Kenya (pop. 31,639,091)
Sadly, support to the other countries comes to a mere 2 to 7 cents per citizen.