Planned Giving
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Did You Know?
According to the Charities Aid Foundation, the most generous country in the world in 2017 was Myanmar, which earned the distinction for the fourth straight year. Perhaps surprisingly, Myanmar is classified by the World Bank as “lower middle income,” which means it is not among the world’s wealthiest nations.

One potential reason for the generosity of Myanmar residents could be the popularity of Buddhism, which is practiced by the vast majority of people who call the country home. Buddhists believe greed hinders their spiritual progress, so some Buddhists may see charitable giving as a way to reduce personal greed. Rounding out the top five most generous countries in 2017 were:

2. Indonesia
3. Kenya
4. New Zealand
5. The United States
— MC