When Helping Hurts (Unabridged, 6 Cds)
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About "When Helping Hurts (Unabridged, 6 Cds)"
Churches and individual Christians typically have faulty assumptions about the causes of poverty, resulting in the use of strategies that do considerable harm to poor people and themselves. "When Helping Hurts" provides foundational concepts, clearly articulated general principles, and relevant applications. The result is an effective and holistic ministry to the poor, not a truncated gospel. ^ A situation is assessed for whether relief, rehabilitation, or development is the best response to a situation. Efforts are characterized by an "asset based" approach rather than a "needs based" approach. Short term mission efforts are addressed and microenterprise development (MED) is explored.
Meet the Author
Brian Fikkert (Ph.D. and M.Phil., Yale University) is an associate professor of economics at Covenant College, and the founder and executive director of the Chalmers Center for Economic Development at Covenant College. He is the author of When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor...and Yourself.