Last month at A Life Overseas, we discussed the dangerous stories we can tell in order to raise funds.
This requires further consideration if we provide funds, pay national workers, or are just generous in any way. While the debate on this one is hot and heavy, I doubt we can make absolute statements.
“Always and never” are tricky when settings, organizations, and methods are so different around the world
What I would like to look at is the power money gives us over people.
Even something as simple as “good, ole Godly generosity”; sharing money puts us in the place of power.As foreign workers, we must always be aware of the power we have (real or perceived) over those we work with.
Here are some things to consider about the power of money: