Private charity through churches and other civil society groups are indispensable to a caring culture that seeks out the human person in need.
Billions of dollars continue to be wasted on foreign aid programs that do little to address the problems of a developing society while breeding corruption. Open markets and trade are the solution.
The best anti-poverty program is a good job or a thriving business. A business is a community of persons, and it can offer every human person the opportunity to creatively apply and cultivate talents, as well as develop important virtues, such as diligence, industriousness, truthfulness, and reliability in interpersonal relationships, which are essential to living a fulfilling life.