FIGHT AGAINST POVERTY
There are so many ways to fight against poverty. A lot of people in the world lives on less than $2 a day. Could you imagine that ? It’s a startling truth that can sometimes make us feel helpless. Yet poverty can and must be fought. The people directly affected by the problems or issues of poverty in the community have to be actively and authentically participating in the efforts to fight poverty. This means that the affected people themselves will be the major participants of the intervention to fight poverty. Not only the formal leaders need to be consulted, but also the affected themselves. Their worldview and situation should be taken into consideration and through facilitation they become part of the process of addressing and resolving their problems.
Fighting poverty takes time. The process of fighting poverty is not a simple and short-termed process, especially if we want a deep transformation to take place to those affected. It takes time to enable and facilitate the affected people so they can break the “culture of silence” and become actors of their own development.