Our Own Experiences of Poverty Shape Our Views on Its Causes

October 08, 2019

Debate has raged for centuries over the causes of poverty, and the views expressed have not changed significantly over that time. The same ideas come in and out of fashion as seasons and sentiments change. Each person finds some potential cause that attracts them and presents it as poverty’s...

Service-Learning Trips: What Not To Do

May 22, 2017

Summer service-learning projects that take place in the global south can easily slip into reaffirming unequal relations of power between students and host communities. With summer just around the corner, many college and high school students are preparing to head out for service-learning trips....

What Inspired Me to Help Poor Children in India

April 22, 2017

Poverty is no less than a nightmare, but in places like India the key problem is mindset. According to an article in The Huffington Post, almost 385 million children worldwide lived in extreme poverty as of 2013. The article further outlines that India alone has more than 30% of children living...

The Key to Addressing Poverty in Morocco

April 01, 2017

Stimulating the private sector through education and small businesses is critical to alleviating poverty in Morocco. Poverty has always been a serious obstacle to the growth of developing countries, and Morocco is no exception. Stymied in part through several decades of colonialization by two...