Month

September 2013
In last week’s blog we challenged the idea that it is a person’s environment that commits them to long-term poverty, and instead suggested that the way a person thinks, rather than his or her environment, is the more crucial factor in overcoming the poverty cycle. But just how does one empower and equip people on...
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Last week we discussed the notion that the goal of development should always be people rather than buildings, policies, procedures, etc.  This begs the question, is it our environment or our thinking that most influences the outcome of our lives? Just recently I was reading an article written by someone I knew several years ago. ...
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In last week’s blog we discussed the idea that ‘poverty of the mind’ is one of the most significant obstacles preventing people and communities from breaking the long-term poverty cycle.  This week, we begin to turn our attention towards solutions, among which development, or community development, is widely considered as ‘the’ way forward.  But, is...
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Definitions of ‘poverty’ vary but generally they describe poverty as being a state or condition in which a person, people group or community live, whereby they lack the financial resources or otherwise to enjoy a minimum standard of life. There is no denying the role that environment and disaster can sometimes play in causing poverty...
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