Monday, June 4, 2012

Couldn't Agree More...

Ahead of the G8 Summit last month, U.S. President Barack Obama announced $3 billion in public-private partnership funds aimed at alleviating hunger and boosting food security, particularly on the African continent. Check out the short video on YouTube (less than 2 minutes long) and pay extra close attention to 1:05 to 1:30.

"True development involves not only delivering aid, but also promoting economic growth. Broad-based inclusive growth that actually helps nations develop and lift people out of poverty. The whole purpose of development is to create the situation where assistance is no longer needed, where people have the dignity and the pride of being self-sufficient." 

Somebody get Mr. Obama an Oxfam America t-shirt! That message has only ever been at the center of Oxfam America's campaigns - that enabling the impoverished to lift themselves up creates a more just society for all of us to live in.

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