Could this man’s crowdfunding page save Greece?

By Maria Kyriacou

Could this man’s crowdfunding page save Greece?
British man says if everyone in Europe contributes the price of a Greek salad, they could rescue the country from financial ruin.

A 29-year-old British shoe shop employee could be just the man to save Greece from its ever-expanding financial woes.

Thom Feeney from Yorkshire has turned to the crowdfunding page IndieGoGo in an effort to raise 1.6 billion Euros to bail out the beleaguered country.

His logic is simple; if each European Citizen pitched in 3 Euros (the price of a Greek salad with feta), they could raise enough to reverse Greece’s fortunes.

The deadline for Greece to repay her creditors has officially been missed, with Greece becoming the first advanced economy to miss a payment on an International Monetary Fund debt. The once great nation now finds itself in the company of countries like Cuba and Zimbabwe who have also missed deadlines.

With bailout talks collapsing with creditors, the Mediterranean nation finds itself in a very precarious position, needing all the help it can get.

Feeney says his proactive scheme of a bailout ‘for the people, by the people’ has been met with great support so far. He has been inundated with messages of support and over 2000 people donated funds within the first 24 hours.

On the IndieGoGo page, Feeney writes, “I hope very much that the campaign will reach the target. I think it will be a victory for people power. Yes it’s a tall order but I truly believe it can be effective.”

If you’d like to bypass your Greek salad and contribute, you can donate to the Greek bailout fund on IndieGoGo here.



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