“Maybe it is a little about identity, but that’s ok.” A guest post by Vanessa Deering
Loyalty doesn’t have to mean avoiding the hard questions.
Maybe my cowgirl dreams have finally come true. Because now…this farmer’s daughter is working for the aid cowboys.
What is it about people in the developed world that elevates “stuff” to a solution for those in need in the developing world?
In the wake of such tragedy in Japan, let us never forget the long-term, slow-moving disasters of poverty, inequality and injustice around the rest of the world, where funding IS readily needed.
My personal list of raw ideas that helps me contrast what I consider to be “old school development” and the long overdue emergence of alternatives to “business as usual” in foreign assistance.