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 launched his first internet space in 1997 and has been teaching on related issues for the past 20 years. He travels all the time but lives between Wellington, San Francisco and a hobbit home in Prague.


  • Joanna says:

    Hi The link to one days wages is not working for me, the rest are though

  • tsk says:

    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

  • Joel Stainer says:

    Got the website bookmarked to show my wife later today. Interesting idea, thanks for pointing it out.

  • Paul says:

    Can you provide more details for creating a “fund” and “collectively deciding…?”

  • Tsk says:

    No that’s about all the details there are right now

  • Joan Ball says:

    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.

  • chris says:

    Sounds interesting Andrew- tell us more…

  • Phil says:

    I love this Idea, I have met Eugene a few times while living in Seattle. How could it work?

  • John Lunt says:

    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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