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.
In July 2009 I traveled to Kenya to meet with Micah Challenge Staff from all over the world. After meeting in Kenya I headed off to Kampala, Uganda to see the work of some of our denominational partners. My hosts introduced me to many different non-profits doing development work in the country...
We refer to Section 1504 of the Dodd Frank Act frequently when we discuss the issue of corruption and what you can do about it, but there is more than a slight chance that you have no idea what Section 1504 is and what it is so important. So, here is some brief information about the Dodd Frank Act, and, more specifically, Section 1504.