When Helping Hurts

Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor … and Yourself

When Helping Hurts:
How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor … and Yourself
By Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert (Moody)
A 2010 Outreach Resource of the Year

“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. The way we act toward the economically poor often communicates—albeit unintentionally—that we are superior and they are inferior. In the process, we hurt the poor and ourselves.” —Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert, from the book

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