FC Barcelona’s Argentine striker is not just a good footballer. But, it’s also a very generous person. Lionel Messi has just demonstrated this through this particularly commendable gesture he posed for a charitable project in Kenya.
It was through his foundation (Fundacion Messi) that he donated € 200,000 for the construction of several drinking water pumps and the distribution of nutritional supplements: “Our foundation continues its commitment to young people , with this donation of € 200,000 as support in a joint project with Unicef. And the goal is the construction of a drinking water pump and the distribution of nutritional supplements for children in Kenya, ” he wrote on his Twitter account, adding the Choose to Believe hashtag.
It must be said that this is the first time that the fivefold gold balloon donates to the needy. It will be remembered that last November, he had always distributed through his foundation, meals to 15,000 children in Mozambique. He had also financed the construction of a children’s cancer center in Barcelona with an estimated payment of € 2.5 million. Lionel Messi recently made a donation to his hometown of Rosario. He refurbished a sports complex in a deprived area.
Despite these many gestures of generosity highly commendable, the Argentine has recently been the target of attacks from some media. He is accused as well as his father Jorge of having laundered the money through his foundation. Charges that the interested party considers “totally unfounded”.
Remember that the foundation of Lionel Messi is part of the foundations of the richest footballers on the planet. Taking into account his income from Barça and his various sponsorship contracts, his personal fortune is estimated at € 347m.