Harnessing Student Potential In Microfinance
Today's discussions were really good. I had a great time hearing about people's experiences as well as adding my own perspective to the conversation. We also were able to discuss the article about us in the Bullet. I thought at least half of what the writer said was accutate. She mentioned that we are just playing poverty and why don't we donate our money instead? Yes, it is playing poverty, but it is effective in the educational aspect of it as well as raising funds. I would not have the perspective I have now if I had not done Challenge Week. I got a minute glimpse into the lives of the poor that I will carry with me long after it's over. Not to mention we are fundraising for La Ceiba. Without us being on Ball Circle and having the table on Campus Walk, I don't think we would be able to fundraise as efficeintly. It's not just about raising awareness, it's about raising funds to actually do something and make a change. Also, I don't feel the writer of the article did enough research to make the assumptions she was making. Granter, it was an opinion article (I think). But even so, wouldn't you want to have an informed opinion? She didn't interview anybody doing the Challenge, and I feel that might have altered how she felt about it.
Also, for the first time since Monday. I'M FULL!!!! :D My friend and I made a meal with a sweet potato and a can of carrots. Then I had a peanut butter sandwich. It was almost too much! Just though I should mention that after my complaint's of hunger on yesterday's blog. Also, I've slept outside all three nights and it's starting to get to me a little. I feel kind of sluggish and tired from lack of sleep.
Today in Develoment Dr. H posed the question "Are people responsible for their own poverty" I think it's a really good question to consider and I want to hear what you guys think if you wouldn't mind commenting and telling me your opinion.