After having been burgled I tend to agree with Jonathan ‘Jou Ma se blog’ Cherry aka Cherryflava.
Superstars like Bob Geldof, Bono, Oprah and Bill Clinton have spent countless hours and personal wealth in ‘helping poor Africa’.
Charity drives like the (Red) campaign, ‘Make Poverty History’ and numerous others have received and distributed billions of dollars to Africans – but this continent is still diseased, poor and sitting waiting for the next handout.
Nothing significant has changed, and nothing will, until Africa’s charity stigma gets changed.
What if ‘just reducing poverty’ or ‘helping people with AIDS medication is actually reinforcing the mindset of the people of Africa to believe that they are useless and sick.
Bono and Oprah – we know you read Cherryflava – how about promoting the idea of ‘Making Africa Wealthy’?
This continent’s primary aim must be wealth. Its amazing how all the other problems would disappear if we created enough of our own.
Forget poverty, AIDS, TB, malaria and corruption and lets focus on making Africa stinking rich.
Keep you charity money, we don’t need a handout. But we do need your time and creative business ideas.
You want to help Africa – get personally involved.
Advise on our business plans, open your markets, make it easier for us to contribute. Don’t give us money because you feel sorry for us. Help us find things that we can sell to you and so make loads of our own money.
Handouts and charity are keeping the problems alive. Why would we stop begging if you keep on giving?
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