Lives and Livelihoods Under Threat
Having grown up in a developing country (Trinidad and Tobago), and after more than thirty (30) working in developing countries – from Angola and Antigua to Barbados, Dominica, Indonesia, St. Lucia South Africa, and Zambia, I have never stopped asking the question: why are people in developing countries not developing; why are they not resilient; why are they not developing faster; what keeps them down; what can be done to make a difference; to alleviate suffering. And people are suffering. Poverty, abuse, drugs, AIDS, unemployment, you name it, peoples’ lives and livelihoods are under threat. Covid-19 merely exacerbates this problem. But how do we alleviate poverty? How to increase the chances of sustainable success?