Here's where this piece resonates with me: it gets to the issue - poverty. There's no question that all of us have "good intentions" - but the NGO campaigns that victimize the beneficiary in order to make the donor a hero is counter productive. Poverty affects all of us, not just those without food or shelter. Lina's point about partnering is what will start to render results. Until we can abandon the gloss, progress is problematic. We need to tackle this issue without psychological manipulation.