People in first world countries who live comfortably should try to help out in parts of the world that are less fortunate. There is a lot of excess in first world countries and helping others is a good way to spend money and time. It is the moral thing to do.
There are many suffering children in developing countries that need help and sponsoring so that they can live a happier life. This is why I think that it is important for people in first world countries that have the additional funds available to sponsor children in need in other third world countries.
Yes, I guess upon reflection, I do. The cost of living is so comparatively low in developing countries that a child can be sponsored year round for less than a day or two of pay. This sponsorship not only has the immediate benefit of helping the child, but giving them a favorable impression of our nations.
The people in those developing countries are also the people of tomorrow. All people in this world are very important, and if help is needed they should receive it. If families help sponsor children in other countries, this will likely help foreign relations in the future, and also help the economy of the world in the future.
While its a nice sentiment for people in the first world to support those in the third world it is not a solution to global inequality. It would be better for people to lobby their governments to help support impoverished nations than to think that their small donations per day will make a difference.