Eva Peron: Charity Perpetuates Poverty

Posted by admin on Monday, May 30, 2011

Eva Perón Money Quote saying The fuzzy line between short-term charity and long term development aid is clarified by real results only after the money is spent. Eva Perón said:
 
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“Almsgiving tends to perpetuate poverty; aid does away with it once and for all” — Eva Perón

 

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Eva Perón seems to be making a distinction between temporary “almsgiving” or charitable handouts that tend to enable ongoing poverty, versus more substantive “aid” that can actually eliminate poverty permanently.

She appears to be suggesting that simply donating to those in need or giving alms in a piecemeal way does not resolve the root causes that perpetuate poverty, but that comprehensive aid programs have the power to end the cycle of poverty for good.

The quote advocates for aid over alms, implying the former takes a holistic approach that empowers individuals and communities in a way that lifts them out of poverty sustainably.

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