Shakira Gives $40 million to Latin American Foundation
Washington, Sept 29 : Pop star Shakira is contributing 40 million dollars to help reconstruct areas in South America hit by recent natural disasters.
The pop star will contribute the amount from the foundation Latin America for Solidarity Foundation (ALAS), which she co-founded with Nobel Prize winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
The amount donated by the Columbian singer will go to repair damages caused by an earthquake in Peru and a hurricane in Nicaragua.
The kind-hearted pop star said that a joint effort can make a lot of difference.
“I’ve seen first-hand many of the challenges facing Latin America. These are challenging problems that no one person can address, but working together everyone can help make a difference,” Contactmusic quoted Shakira, as saying.
Shakira also revealed that the foundation will invest 5 million dollars into a three-year commitment project for children in the regions.