A quick disclaimer: this blog gets really heavy, really fast. As we talk about gender inequality, female genital mutilation (FGM) must be a part of the conversation because it is a huge issue affecting millions of girls. For their sake, we must not shy away from uncomfortable conversations, but rather, endure through discussions so that we can work together to address the issue of FGM.
Not everyone has loads of money to give, and we can make changes with our finances, but it should be coupled with a generosity beyond our finances.
Generosity is giving something willingly and happily without expecting anything in return; so try to do something for someone, just because they are part of humanity and need love, too.
I want to start by being completely honest; I am a skeptic when it comes to foreign aid. I have been raised to believe that I need to work hard, earn money, and give a portion of my earnings to the poor. But, I have also been raised to believe that it is not the government’s responsibility to spend my money on the behalf of the poor.
So imagine my struggle when I got a position writing blog posts about the benefits of foreign aid.
At first it was hard for me to get past the mindset that foreign aid was bad, but through my gradual research and conversations I have dispelled many previous misconceptions.
I don’t like to support anything without having the facts, and I hope that you have the same conviction. To make your research on foreign aid easier I have compiled 5 myths that are commonly believed about foreign aid.