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Two Thumbs up for Poverty Inc.
Category: Microcredit | By SDR, 27-Jan-2018 | Viewed 36  Comments 0 | Source Mike McCullough
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Mike McCullough

Personal recommendation for Poverty, Inc.



Poverty, Inc.

is an excellent documentary giving insight into the world of humanitarian relief and the unintended consequences of giving without regard to sustainability. The 94 minute film challenges current perceptions of global charity and promotes entrepreneurship as an effective alternative to alleviating world poverty.

One of the movie's tenets is that the "dumping of free stuff" is incentive-killing. For instance the collection, shipping and dumping of 2nd hand clothing has ruined the textile industry of Ghana and other countries.

Small and Medium Sized Entrepreneurs (SMEs)

seem to provide the most sustainable and promising solution to poverty. Microfinance is a caring answer that instills pride, passion and purpose to the entrepreneur.
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Poverty Inc

Poverty, Inc.

suggests that kind-hearted disaster relief often leads to long-term dependence on charity. Humanitarian aid should not become a way of life.

Other points to ponder:


- Encouraged to buy local
- Relief efforts have created poverty orphans. Parents just need a job.
- Caring is not enough. Paternalism is no substitute for partnership!
- The importance of Rule of Law and property rights

Viewing Poverty, Inc.

provided an "Ah-Ha moment" and made a difference to my humanitarian perspective. All microfinance enthusiasts should consider watching this important film. I give it two thumbs up! MM.

Rotten Tomatoes

gives Poverty, Inc. an 83% rating. It is available from Netflix, iTunes, and YouTube. 

By Mike McCullough


Past RI Director
Past RAGM Chair
mcculloughmik@aol.com
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