When Helping Hurts

When Helping Hurts

How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor-- and Yourself

Book - 2009
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Churches and individual Christians typically have faulty assumptions about the causes of poverty, resulting in the use of strategies that do considerable harm to poor people and themselves. When Helping Hurts provides foundational concepts, clearly articulated general principles and relevant applications. The result is an effective and holistic ministry to the poor, not a truncated gospel. A situation is assessed for whether relief, rehabilitation, or development is the best response to a situation. Efforts are characterized by an "asset based" approach rather than a "needs based" approach. Short term mission efforts are addressed and microenterprise development (MED) is explored. --from publisher description
Publisher: Chicago, IL : Moody Publishers, ©2009.
ISBN: 9780802457059
Characteristics: 230 pages :,illustrations ;,22 cm
Additional Contributors: Fikkert, Brian - Author


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Dec 08, 2015

Very good - how to help poor by working WITH them, not just doing FOR them. Also available at HCC Library. Have read thru Chapter 6.

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