Chinapaapakka taught me that to give when asked is our dharmam, and whether the person misuses it of not is his karmam.
Because though one man conned the village people saying his daughter had delivered under a tree, and took the rice, clothes and money they gave - they again gave as generously to the next person who came and asked.
This is not from a religion that is an 'opium for the masses'. This is a religion that strengthens people to put feeding every hungry begger, over securing their own tomorrow's meal. Thereby even in this drought no on is turned away hungry from any village home.