Creativity in Response to Crisis
Ryan Groves Keynotes - The need for finding solutions to clean water shortages in the developing world is a major concern...
While the goodwill behind donating to charities is well intended, one person's solution will not solve someone else's problems and may in fact be irresponsible and hurtful despite the intended benefits. For example, donating shoes is detrimental for a country's efforts to create its own textile industry, a major stepping stone towards economic development.
Good intentions create cycles of dependency. Change needs to happen on the level of the individual so that they can go on to impact organizations and eventually systems. Ryan Groves ends his speech by saying, "we need to stop pouring money into problems and start investing in people."