Soundbites: When Helping Hurts

July 14, 2011

“Until we embrace our mutual brokenness, our work with low-income people is likely to do far more harm than good.” (64)

“One of the biggest problems in many poverty-alleviation efforts is that their design and implementation exacerbates the poverty of being of the economically rich–their god-complexes–and the poverty of being of the economically poor–their feelings of inferiority and shame.” (65)

When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor…and Yourself by Steve Corbett & Brian Fikkert

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