tmsrugeabout 1 year ago
Sylvain, I am not really sure how to respond to your comments as I don't know exactly what your criticism is. There's nothing wrong with helping the poor, there's something wrong with doing it poorly. One of the first ingredients to true poverty eradication measure is self-empowerment. If this ingredient is not exercised in the application of aid, then the solutions to poverty will never stick or become transformative for the "starving kid"… instead they become the problem as opposed to being a trigger to the solution.
All that Lina is asking for is that donors & do gooders alike engage the process aware that maximum impact means less of them as agents of change and more of the partner recipient as the hero of the exchange.
We mustn't lose the war on poverty for the short-term feel-good success of doing good.