Why do we fail at helping

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Why do we fail at helping

  1. 1. WHY DO WEFAIL ATHELPINGBY ROBIN LOW
  2. 2. DEFINE HELPHelp is any form of assistance.-- Wikipedia
  3. 3. LIST SOME GOALS OFSOCIAL ENTERPRISE•••••• To have sustainable impact on theEco-system
  4. 4. EXAMPLES OF SOCIALINTERVENTION••••• Government Subsidies• Scholarships
  5. 5. LIST THE IMPACT THE“HELP” GENERATED••••• Enable the poor to survive• Making higher education affordable tothose who can’t afford
  6. 6. IS THE HELP ANYHELP?•••••• If not, why?
  7. 7. CASE 1Robin’s Chicken Farms• 200 chickens, chicken coops.• Skills building, breeding, feeding,transporting and selling eggs.• Crop rotation
  8. 8. CASE 1: IMPACT• Sold eggs increasing daily incomefrom $7 to $60• Repaid back capital of $2000 in 3months.
  9. 9. CASE 1: RESULTS• After 9 months.• All chickens are eaten, no chickensremain.• All villages back to what it wasbefore.
  10. 10. CASE 2El Limon: The Global Village• Internet introduced in 1997.• VoIP, Wifi, WLAN in 2003.• Internet Chat available in village.• $$$ spent• Telemedicine available
  11. 11. CASE 2: IMPACT• Good social engineering project• Village grew local capacity fortechnicians• Villagers learn how to code andprogram for additional source ofincome
  12. 12. CASE 2: RESULTS• Village cannot afford commercialtechnician• Paying for connectivity is still a problem(donation)• Everyone under the age of 20 wants tobe a developer when they grow up• Many young villager develop simpletechnical skills to get online and useVoIP
  13. 13. “Philanthropy dollar” canonly be used once, the“social dollar” can be usedagain and again.-- Muhammad Yunus
  14. 14. LONG TERM VSSHORT TERM• Do you want sustainable long termimpact or focus on one off project?• Will you run the project FOREVER?
  15. 15. WHY HELPING FAIL•••• No Respect• No Capacity• No Trust• No Champion
  16. 16. Poor People are not Stupid-- Muhammad Yunus
  17. 17. DANGERS OF SOCIALINTERVENTIONMaking life decisions for those we arehelpingIs there “Over Helping?”
  18. 18. CURSE OFEXCLUSION OFLOCALS INDISASTER RELIEFAND RECOVERY

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