Reader Question: What’s the Best Way to Help Poor People?

From Kathy Berken: What do you think is the best way for a person who is not working in the field to help alleviate the suffering of the poor?

Whenever I meet with people we are assisting in the field, I’m always surprised to learn just how much they appreciate knowing that other people care about their lives. It touches them deeply that people around the world are interested in their stories. I believe the best ways to help alleviate the suffering of the poor are to contribute to agencies like CRS working to overcome poverty, educate yourself about the impact of poverty worldwide, keep people in need in your heart and prayers, and act locally to effect change through voting, purchasing choices and volunteer work.

– Debbie DeVoe, CRS’ regional information for East Africa, Nairobi, Kenya

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