Sunday, June 6, 2010

Handouts not the answer, says Haitian filmmaker

Handouts not the answer, says Haitian filmmaker:
"If aid continued to be just humanitarian - rather than for developing a sustainable future - the billions of dollars being spent would weaken Haiti and have been wasted, he said.

''Unless we are able to reverse the kind of thinking [on aid], we're going to spend the whole $10 or $11 billions on nothing … Haiti will have very little left to show for it.

''As long as you keep [only] feeding people, you're not giving them work, you're not giving them changes to rebuild their life.''

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