This week we had lectures with Patrick From Poverty Cure.
They produced a series of teaching material based on video where they address some of the issues of organizations committed to poverty alleviation.
Each video deals with some aspects of the realm of poverty alleviation and the Aid industry.
The first video mentioned about the Disease AIDs – Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome / Human Immunodeficiency Virus – and how the disease attacked the immune system of the person stopping them to produce the antibodies that can fight the diseases or infections that attack the body.
By destroying the defense mechanism of the body, the disease will lead into death as it removes the shield of protection over people’s bodies. This same thing can happen with Systematic AID System as they inject free things into the communities, undermining the conditions and the sustainability of the local people.
What called my attention is that people were made to multiply and growth.
The theory that population control needs to be applied to reduce the number of consumers is actually hurting economies instead of creating wealth and development.
Today’s society is giving the idea that people should reduce the number of kids and have less kids and women should go after their dreams and carreer rather than devoting themselves to the raising of the family.
Metui share something interesting about the concept and mentality of the people from the villages and the urban centers, where the villagers still share things and see that everthing belongs to everybody and they share resources, while the young people that has been moving to the large urban center are now becoming more individualistic and more self centered.
SME – asmall media enterprise small companies that employ the majority of the people . They are the ones who need to create wealth and businesses.
We were made in the image of God to be creative and generate wealth.
Human creativity creates wealth.
Prabina shared about the situation in Nepal where they borrow a goat or a chicken and the family pays them back what they got.
Sometimes when they try to implement microfinance, in Nepal, people just fake conversation to get the loan and never come back, or does not change, then it damages the reputation of christians.
The third video series talked about Property of the Land and The Rule of Law.
Today we talked about private property and how it helps people get out of poverty. The bible is very clear in dealing with private property and how they inherit the land from the clans and tribes/families.
The video shares the idea that people who owns their own land, are more careful and changes their worldview. They have ownership of the land and are more included to take care of their houses and better stewards. When things belong to everybody, then nobody owns it and has no ownership of the property.
The rule of law is the concept that the law must be applied in order to make things into order. Without order there is chaos and the working of the rule of law makes things work. When the law is not applied then the population does not believe in the authorities nor will be willing to change for Good.
The examples that the leaders set is very important for the community.
Is an international financial institution, provides loans for developing countries there are 2 insitutions: the international Bank for Reconstruction and Development and International Development Association.
The bank is part of the World Bank Group, part of the United Nations System.
Millennium Development Goals
- eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
- achieve universal primary education
- promote gender equality
- reduce child mortality
- improve maternal health
- combat HIV/AIDS malaria and other diseases
- Ensure environmental sustainability
- Develop Global Partnership for development.
IMF International Monetary Fund
International organization based on Washington DC – 189 countries working to foster global monetary cooperation, their goals are:
a. secure financial stability ,
b. facilitate international trade,
c. promote high employment and sustainable economic growth
d. reduce poverty around the world.
So according to the teaching the foundations of a flourishing society is based on:
Rule of Law
Strong Families and Communities
Civil Society and Churches
Culture based on Trust.
I was very impacted by the teaching and I was very glad that the video addresses the way Westerner have been trying to fight poverty without success.
My goal is to continue to learn and find ways to build communities based on trust.
Tags: humanities and science, class report, Patrick
November 27, 2016 at 03:53PM
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