Friday, March 17, 2006

Charity starts at home

Charity might start at home, but where does it end up?

"Only a small proportion of the clothes that go to charity shops will be put on sale in this country. Most of them are bought by rag traders and sent to Africa where they are resold. So who wins from the arrangement?"


I donate my old clothes to charity who sells it on, making a profit, hopefully. I cannot see a problem

The company who buys the 2nd hand clothes from the charity makes a profit. Now hold on, I am donating to their profit?

Communities in Africa benefits from the trade. Give a man a fish and he will not be hungry for a day. Teach him to fish and he will not go hungry for a lifetime. Are we taking their industry away from them? Are we destroying their potential wealth?

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2 Comments:

Blogger Jealous said...

And the point is?

Charity by implication (not definition) means .. give and forget about what someone does about the obtained goods.

7:21 pm  
Blogger Mandy said...

Talking of donating clothes, I have 2 huge sacks of them just waiting to be taken down to the charity shop. I don't know who ends up with them, those in need I suppose -- but I just want them out of my way :-)

Mandy

7:42 pm  

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