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Good intentions, bad consequences

Giving creates dependency when what's really needed is conscious support of local business for truly sustainable solutions to poverty.

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ENGAGE AND EMPOWER: Giving out of pity removes all dignity in receiving the aid. Instead, looking at and investing in people's potential to get themselves out of poverty should be the key to solving the problem.

MANY people mean well and want to contribute solutions to local and global needs. People often want to act for the sake of "doing something". Often this means poorly thought out ideas that are often unsustainable, or have little measurable social impact.

Are these efforts actually helping