I wanted to share something I read in Good Magazine's Fall '09 Issue. As the Founder & CEO of the Khaya Cookie Company you know that I believe STRONGLY in hand-ups and not hand-outs. I'm not alone out there. Have a read of Dambisa Moyo's book Dead Aid .
You can find the full article in Good's (I love this Magazine) Fall '09 Issue but here are some tidbits for you to take away, "We love to take care of Africa. But does Africa need more taking care of?
Since 1960, Africa has received more than $1 trillion in foreign aid, and by many measures, its people aren't better off. Of course, if an old white man were to argue that perhaps that trillion has done more than good, it would be easy to write off his opinion. To hear that same opinion from the mouth of Dambisa Moyo, however, casts it in a whole different light.
Moyo, the author if Dead Aid, was born in Zambia, educated at Harvard and Oxford, and has worked at the World Bank and Goldman Sachs. So when she says that there are better solutions to African poverty than simply throwing money at, it's worth listening to her."
Have a read of this book. You can get it here .
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