I beg you not to forget the people of Syria. This woman’s house was destroyed by the Syrian army in a shell attack. She made it out alive but her husband and children died (Photo by Rodrigo Abd)
Poverty defined by the poor: “social inferiority, isolation, physical weakness, vulnerability, seasonal deprivation, powerlessness, and humiliation.”
Poverty alleviation must be much more holistic and much less paternalistic; reaching the whole person and not simply focusing on economic conditions.
- Thomas Merton (via yesdarlingido)