Category: <span>Social Justice</span>

The Problem with Microcredit

The Problem with Microcredit

It can be hard to do good, writes Jennifer a week ago. I must add, it gets harder when the platforms through which well-meaning people try to do good become co-opted by the powerful to protect their own interests. Microcredit is a perfect example. What is microcredit? At its core, microcredit is a mechanism that...

On Giving Money To The Poor

On Giving Money To The Poor

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” I vaguely remember seeing a version of this quote two decades ago, printed on a poster that’s attached to the wall of my Grade 2 classroom. Like most children in the...

#LoveWins

#LoveWins

When I received this piece from Filipino writer Rav De Castro and had learned that it had not been published, I knew that I would publish it. I was born in the Philippines and when I was two years old, my parents moved the family to Australia. Growing up in a pretty secular society afforded me the...