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Before one can alleviate or reduce “poverty,” one must understand it. A few questions for thought:
(i) Is poverty an individual experience or a broader one?
(ii) Is it material or spiritual?
(iii) Does poverty result from “lack,” “excess,” or both?
(iv) Is poverty a temporary condition. or is it systemic?
Quite simply, there may be only two ways to understand poverty in the Philippines (or anywhere else, for that matter). Either live in poverty, there in the country, or serve the poor. Empathy begins by walking in someone else’s tsinelas.
For the Trabajo Project, the challenge is being part of the solution… from afar.
The Trabajo Project