A great post on microfinancing by Peter Greer, President of Hope International.
If the Church in America wants to make a lasting difference on poverty in the most desperate places of the world, we need to reorient our thinking away from traditional charity to economic development: from hand-outs to hand-ups, from dependency to dignity, from short-term to long-term.
I love what Hope International and organizations like that do. I posted a comment on the Catalyst site n response to the idea of American’s being to Charitable, which I disagree with mainly because I think Charity is more then giving money..but anyway, I said all that over at Catalyst.
Thanks for the link.