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Poverty, Money & Love

It has become commonplace in charitable giving to ask, What is the most highly leveraged way to invest money in order to have the greatest impact for the kingdom?  The question is legitimate, and it often reflects a godly desire to steward the Lord’s resources faithfully.  However, donors need to remember that reconciling people’s relationshilps with God, self, others, and the rest of creation is simply not the same as producing and selling widgets.  Deep and lasting change takes time.  In fact, fully engaging the poor in a participatory process takes lots of time.  But if donors do not want the equipment to rust in the fields, they are going to have to accept a slower process, a process in which the poor are empowered to decide whether or not they even want the equipment in the first place.  It might help donors if they remembered that creating decision-making capacity on the part of the poor is a return–arguably the chief return–on their investment.  (When Helping Hurts How to Alleviate Poverty without Hurting the Poor… and Yourself.  Steven Corbett and Brian Fikkert.  Moody Publishers c 2009, 2012.)

Help empower Street Kids PM as we help equip and empower our children with decision-making capacity to impact their world for God’s glory.  The Return on Interest (ROI) will be invaluable.

It has become commonplace in charitable giving to ask, What is the most highly leveraged way to invest money in order to have the greatest impact for the kingdom?  The question is legitimate, and it often reflects a godly desire to steward the Lord’s resources faithfully.  However, donors need to remember that reconciling people’s relationshilps

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