Is foreign aid the solution to global poverty?
August 21, 2007 7:26pm CST
I came across this question while helping my boyfriend fill out scholarships for school. I think it's a good question. I don't believe foreign aid is the only solution to global poverty. I don't believe throwing money at a problem is always the solution. I think there is a mindset to poverty. Look at lottery winners who win millions of dollars. After a few years some of them are right back where they started. We also see this with families on welfare from generation to generation. It's a vicious cycle. There will always be poor people I believe not because they don't have money necessarily but because they might not have the correct mindset to get out and stay out of poverty.
• United States
28 Aug 07
I don't think foreign aid is the solution to poverty at all. America has thrown billions to small, medium, and large countries, to no avail. The people in the country have to collectively decide to be proactive. To build a nation, you cannot depend on other countries, who don't live there, work there, and exist there. They have to work themselves towards the bettering of their country. Sometimes it takes overthrowing a totalitarian government. But that takes people who find change not only necessary, but possible.