Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Unsustainability of Charity (2)

There are those here who advise me that giving to the poor is 'charity' and 'unsustainable'. That only such interventions should be made that give the poor sustainable  livlihoods.

Do these kind critics, i wonder, implement this very worthy suggestion in their own lives ? Do they wear only handloom and khadi so that the money gives the weaver a livlihood ? Do they buy only products made by small scale producers e
ven if it means walking the extra mile for that ? Do they avoid  retail chains, and instead buy from the small shopkeeper, even a little farther away ? 

We need wear handlooms, buy from smaller vendors, try to establish livlihoods, and give to those in immediate need.

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