Description: The common perception of poverty as the lack of material wealth often results in a hurtful approach to collaboration. Every person, regardless of their socioeconomic status, is created in the image of God and, therefore, has unique gifts and talents. Collaboration should focus on identifying these gifts and talents in a community and working together to bring it to full flourishing.
These are the highlights from the message delivered by Brian Fikkert, executive director of The Chalmers Center for Economic Development and co-author of When Helping Hurts, at our CG2015 conference.
Why This Matters: These highlights are an incredible and inspiring summary of the message of his book When Helping Hurts. In just a few minutes, you can begin to learn the chief problem with most current approaches to poverty alleviation and how to do it differently.
- When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor…Or Yourself, Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert
- From Dependence to Dignity: How to Alleviate Poverty Through Church-Centered Microfinance, Brian Fikkert and Russell Mask