My name is Kartika, I live in Indonesia, and I'm one of Wikipedia's 100,000 active editors.
All of Wikipedia's 12 million articles are written by volunteers like me. Most people can't believe its possible. Community is what makes it work. As someone who uses Wikipedia, you are part of our community, and today I'm writing to ask you to support and protect Wikipedia.
We "Wikipedians" work collaboratively, sometimes with many people improving one article at the same time. We follow some core principles to maintain high quality and a neutral point of view to provide a reliable source of knowledge to people all around the world.
Wikipedia is created for free by volunteers. It is made for free for the whole world but it costs money to run hundreds of servers and pay a small handful of staff.
Wikipedia began 10 years ago with just a few articles. Today it is the world's fifth most visited website. One third of all people with Internet access in the world use it every month.
This is our annual fundraising drive, when we ask everyone who values Wikipedia to contribute $20, $35, $50 or whatever you can to keep Wikipedia free.
I hope I have inspired you to act. Please make a donation to Wikipedia today.