Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Charity vs. Empowerment

The desire and motivation behind providing charity come from a good place.

We desire to see communities lifted out of poverty. We hope to provide relief to those afflicted by man-made or natural disasters.

While the intentions behind charity may be good, the West’s charity efforts are outdated and have harmful effects on the poor.

In order to change the harmful patterns of the past, we should instead look toward more practical steps for partnering with the poor in the future.

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