Funding Wikipedia

Do you use Wikipedia?

Strange question maybe, who doesn’t?

The other day I just did that, googled something and got a link to Wikipedia. This time they asked me to donate an amount to keep it ad free and therefore free. And so I did with a very small contribution.

I got this email back :

Over the past year, gifts like yours powered our efforts to expand the encyclopedia in 287 languages and to make it more accessible all over the world. We strive most to impact those who would not have access to education otherwise. We bring knowledge to people like Akshaya Iyengar from Solapur, India. Growing up in this small textile manufacturing town, she used Wikipedia as her primary learning source. For students in these areas, where books are scarce but mobile Internet access exists, Wikipedia is instrumental. Akshaya went on to graduate from college in India and now works as a software engineer in the United States. She credits Wikipedia with powering half of her knowledge.

This story is not unique. Our mission is lofty and presents great challenges. Most people who use Wikipedia are surprised to hear it is run by a non-profit organization and funded by your donations. Each year, just enough people donate to keep the sum of all human knowledge available for everyone. Thank you for making this mission possible.

On behalf of nearly half a billion people who read Wikipedia, thousands of volunteer editors, and staff at the Foundation, I thank you for keeping Wikipedia online and ad-free this year.

Help funding Wikipedia you too !

Använder du Wikipedia?

Konstig fråga kanske men här om dan hamnade jag , som många andra gånger, på Wikipedia. De efterfrågade en donation för att kunna fortsätta att erbjuda kunskap fri från reklam. Jag bidrog med en liten slant.

Jag fick ovanstående tack mail från dem. Hjälp du med, med en liten donation!


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