One Day’s Wages and Eugene Cho

Speaking of my Korean-American friends making the headlines, as I did in yesterdays post, another one is stirring things up in the USA.

eugene cho one day's wages Eugene Cho, whom I met at Tom and Christine Sine’s house in Seattle, is part of a church called Quest and a regular blogger and speaker on all things emerging and missional.

Recently, Eugene started an initiative to end global poverty through tiny gifts. Its called One Day’s Wages and its hitting the news big time right now. Which is pretty impressive considering it was launched only . . like . . . last month!  

Here’s a snippet or two:

“He [Eugene] asked a village elder what it would take to retain teachers, and they said about $40 each. Not a week. Not a month. β€œI realized he meant per year,” said Mr. Cho. β€œIt hit me: $40 can make a huge difference.” New York Times

“He wanted to do something. So he thought: Why not start his own global poverty initiative?” Seattle Times

BLOGGERS LISTEN UP. Eugene sent me an email this morning, suggesting that bloggers create a “FUND” via One Day’s Wages and “decide collectively where to invest it” and even have ODW guys meet us halfway. Interested? Put some response down in the comments below.


Andrew Jones has been blogging since 1997. He is based in San Francisco with his two daughters but also travels the globe to find compelling stories of early stage entrepreneurs changing their world. Sometimes he talks in the third person. Sometimes he even talks to himself and has been heard uttering the name "Precious" :-)


  • thanks joanna. i just checked and its working but you may have clicked my one days wages technorati tag which looks like the link. i will get rid of that now. much thanks

  • I am a professor of marketing. I try to connect my students’ term projects to organizations that are doing good in the world. This semester we developed and implemented a promotion plan for the university’s student-run microloan program. Would love to connect with One Day’s Wages to see if my students might provide some promotional support to the organization as a service-learning project.

  • I love this idea. I gave one day’s wages to this great effort on my Birthday in July. It hadn’t really gone public yet. I think they will do a lot of good and I believe will reveal Jesus to a lot of people.

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