“Fighting poverty is big business. But who profits most?”
2015 Documentary Film
Winner of over 50 international film festival honors
This isn’t a film review. More a discussion urging you to examine why you give to foreign aid or any charity for that matter.
1) Who are these organizations? NGO’s, UN, Soles for Souls, World Vision, etc.
2) Am I giving due to a temporary crisis? Earthquake, flood, tsunami, etc.
3) How long after the headlines are over do you pay attention to the recipient country’s situation?
4) Foreign Aid is highly government subsidized.
i.e: The US rice company sends rice to Haiti. Haitians get it for free. The US sender gets money from the government, you the tax payer. Local Haitian rice farmers are put out of business. People become dependent on long term aid (food, clothing, etc). Not to mention the rice company who sends it doesn’t have to compete with Haitian rice farmers in a free market. Monopoly creation.
Welfare/charity that isn’t temporary, becomes dependency. This is economic addiction, paternalism, colonialism (pc = democracy).
Institutions in power don’t want poverty to end. It’s a way to control large portions of the population. If institutions who “fight cancer” cured it, they’d be out of jobs.
povertyinc.org / Poverty Inc (film)
Get your mind straight. Get your money straight.
Debt Shepherd 2017, All Rights Reserved