Resources

 

Poverty Inc. (2016) *Free Shipping AND 20% discount with footwear purchase*

"The West has made itself the protagonist of development, giving rise to a multibillion dollar poverty industry. 

From TOMs Shoes to international adoptions, from solar panels to U.S. food aid, the film challenges each of us to ask the tough question: Could I be part of the problem?" (from povertyinc.org)


This documentary film will give you a crash course on all the contemporary issues of international development, while reinforcing the "walk a mile in their shoes" ideology that we champion. 

Purchase Poverty Inc. via our website here to support our work, and receive the DVD. We are a proud to be a Poverty Cure partner.

      

 


Africa Unchained
(Ayittey, 2007)

"To take Africa to the next level, a completely new approach or paradigm is required.  The new paradigm turns the old one completely upside-down.  It shatters myths, places Atinga full-square at the center, and starts from the bottom-up, rather than the old 'top-down' approach" (p. 24). Scholar and Ghanaian economist George B.N. Ayittey writes about the historical and modern-day connotations of Atinga in his extensive work Africa Unchained. The book from which The Atinga Project realized it's name and identity, Ayittey calls for all to seriously reconsider what "developing Africa" should look like. 

  

NPR Feature TED Radio Hour: "Have and Have-Nots"

We can learn so much from those who have gone before us.  Many vast approaches to international development, alongside schemes big and small to address our various poverties, have failed time and time again. In this program, the speakers share about the lessons they learned and continue to learn in their respective disciplines and experiences.  Their perspectives help us to learn best practices for "helping" others thousands of miles away or in our own backyard.  

 

 

 


When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty without Hurting the Poor... and Yourself (Corbett & Fikkert, 2009)

Hailed as the best book out there on serving the local and global poor, When Helping Hurts starts with the premise 'good intentions are not enough' and takes the reader on a heartfelt, thought-provoking journey, asking questions like "who are the poor?", "should we do relief, rehabilitation, or development?", and "how can we help people effectively here and abroad?"  Perhaps best read in group-study fashion, this book will challenge you academically, emotionally, and even spiritually. It calls all of us to wake up to the realities of the "majority world" and admit that our own brokenness is intrinsically linked to how we must relate to and walk alongside the poor.

Responding to Poverty: When Helping Hurts (Visual Book Summary)

 

 Walking with the Poor (Myers, 2002)

A "missing link" in some schools of development, Myers provides a perspective in which the physical, social, and spiritual dimensions of life are more clearly in focus and interrelated. 

"A masterpiece of integration and application that draws widely on the best Christian and scientific sources on development and draws solid conclusions from what we have learned from experience in ministries around the world." 

~From foreword, by Paul G. Hiebert