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Jilly_in_VA

(10,414 posts)
Mon Jun 24, 2024, 11:22 AM Jun 24

The best plan to help refugees might also be the simplest

In 2008, when Mohamed Ali Mohamed was a kid growing up in Mogadishu, Somalia, his cousin was shot by the Somali terrorist group al-Shabaab. “That made us run away,” he said.

He and his grandmother walked to the border with Kenya and settled in Nairobi. As a teenager, Mohamed would wake up at 5 am to deliver bread to nearby shops before school, but it barely earned him enough to feed himself and his younger brother, who followed later.

Then last year, the evidence-based nonprofit GiveDirectly gave him nearly $1,000 cash, no strings attached. He used the money to start a business selling filtered drinking water to local shops, and even hired two employees to deliver it. Now 22, he earns several times as much as he used to selling bread. The extra income goes to buy food and pay his younger brother’s school fees.

“I thank God, because my brother is now getting an education,” Mohamed told me when I met him in Nairobi in April.

https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/356041/the-best-plan-to-help-refugees-might-also-be-the-simplest

Read the whole article. With more refugees and no end to them in sight, this seems a decent solution

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The best plan to help refugees might also be the simplest (Original Post) Jilly_in_VA Jun 24 OP
Money, As Has Been Said, Changes Everything The Magistrate Jun 24 #1
good . here if we do this the rs want to make programs like this against the law. grr AllaN01Bear Jun 24 #2
Makes me think of the ad we're now seeing in Ohio... Diamond_Dog Jun 24 #3

The Magistrate

(95,722 posts)
1. Money, As Has Been Said, Changes Everything
Mon Jun 24, 2024, 11:37 AM
Jun 24

There is no better remedy for poverty than an appreciable sum of cash.

Refusal to recognize this largely owes to a cultural conviction that poverty is a moral failing, that its privations are deserved, earned by vice, and that if given money the poor will simply redouble their pursuit of debauchery, and will be doing so at the expense of good, hard-working, tax-paying people, people with none of the moral failings that produce poverty....

AllaN01Bear

(20,908 posts)
2. good . here if we do this the rs want to make programs like this against the law. grr
Mon Jun 24, 2024, 11:48 AM
Jun 24

i wish the man success.

Diamond_Dog

(32,899 posts)
3. Makes me think of the ad we're now seeing in Ohio...
Mon Jun 24, 2024, 11:53 AM
Jun 24

“You’re struggling paying for gas and groceries, and Sherrod Brown is voting to spend our tax dollars on handouts for ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS!”

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