Is your aid hurting or helping?
For the last decade people all over the world have realized the need to help others in their own community and in other part of the world. But are they unconsciously hurting instead of helping? Did you know that on every dollar spent during the earthquake in Haiti, only one cent went to the government to help aid the people? Did you ?
Let’s consider the aid on a governmental and personal level.
On a governmental level many rich countries help poor country by providing financial and material resources, which is a really good thing, you might be saying. But let’s take a deeper look. When it come to financial resources, the countries helping come with their own experts on poverty. These experts earn a big chunk of money, stay at the best hotels, eat the best food and ironically try to figure out poverty’s solution from books. When it comes to in-kind donations, they are often finite resources. This is not sustainable. There are few NGO’s that help population becomes independent. If they do, it means the end of their existence as organization.