Grasping Global Poverty was founded to support a broader notion of “donor education” ~ designed to serve the information needs of not only traditional philanthropists, but all individuals who contribute to international development efforts by virtue of paying taxes and paying attention. We believe:
- Poverty is linked to an array of micro and macro issues – the small and the big and the in-between– and thus the solutions to poverty must hit on all levels. All talents and approaches are welcome at the table.
- By simply learning about global poverty, and going on to educate others, readers join a large and diverse international community committed to alleviating the plight of the world’s poor. This makes the world a better (and safer) place for all.
- The subject of poverty need not be approached from a place of guilt, apathy, or despair. Knowledge can inspire meaningful action, activism, and advocacy in manageable doses.
See About Cate Biggs for information on the impetus for this blog and the larger philosophy behind it.