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POVERTY IN AFRICA! Good vs Bad Aid...

July 3, 2013   6:40 pm

 A lot of people have many different views on how to help Africa.
I agree that its very bad to give money to anyone you see on the street.
Most of the time if money is given to begging children it will immediately be taken by their guardian/older sibling or other relative. It won't help the child.
So in our sponsorship program we've always tried to focus on education for the children and not
giving handouts to the parents. They should try their best to find whatever work is available.
Most times parents especially the men of the house will spend their money on themselves and not
give a second thought to their kids. This is why we want the children to have the chance
to get an education even if their own family doesn't /can't provide for them.

I know many people go on missions trip and walk through villages handing out candy or other
small  things. Some even hand out bags of food. If done in a controlled way by going home to home
and visiting those who are most in need I think its a good thing. We may only be able to give them enough food for a day or 2 but at least they will survive that day and not be hungry. It may cause other villagers to be jealous but helping no one at all isn't the answer either. In some slums there are people who have a lot more
than others. So we choose those who are most in need such as those who live in mud huts with no furniture
sometimes not even a mattress to sleep on. Micro loans are also good but its impossible
to give a loan to every person in a village. I know many of us who sponsor the children come from many different religious backgrounds but I don't think any religion would suggest saying to a poor family
"Because I can't provide you all with a job then I can't give you any food" and then leave them to continue starving. What would be the point in visiting a slum village anyway if we had no intention to help anyone?
So since I will heading back to Uganda soon we want to give everyone the opportunity to reach out to some of the most needy families in the entire world and make a donation to provide some food
to them. Just click our  DONATE button on the top of the blog. Thanks!  See some of the most needy families in our program below.








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