Life Is Spiritual (The Worldshare Foundation) is now in the process of building schools, hospitals and commencing the creation of sustainable human settlements and communities which are designed to restore the dignity of human life to the most vulnerable in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania.
The people living in those houses will not sell the houses given to them. They will simply live there and develop themselves through various means made available such as small scale farming.
This project will include a significant component of urban agriculture, through small-scale intensive urban agriculture open-field plots, hydroponic farming units and fish breeding schemes.
What we want are developmental systems which allow for the development of those who are excluded from the financial system to be lifted by those who are included in the financial system in such a way that those doing the lifting are not overwhelmed by the burden.
Rather, their assistance will be small and incremental so that they do not mind the help they are providing.
It is noted that UN-Habitat and Cities Alliance have a vast literature on slum upgrading.
Ninety-four percent of the world’s income goes to 40 percent of the people, while the other 60 percent must live on only 6 percent of world income. Half of the world lives on two dollars a day or less, while almost a billion people live on less than one dollar a day.Donate
In order to help the most vulnerable, we must have an understanding of how the poorest of the poor are kept in poverty, and have a heart of compassion to help them help themselves.
The rule of "only the strong survive" must be replaced by a philosophy that is in line with the Kingdom of God, which ensures the poorest have a place of dignity on the earth. The effect of capitalism in the western world is very different from the effect of the same in Africa. A ruthless cycle of subjugation and enslavement is ongoing here and only those on ground can actually see what is happening. The nations of Africa have become extraction economies for nations with large multinational companies to exploit. For instance, The Democratic Republic of Congo has the largest deposits of coltan in the world. Coltan is used in the manufacture of cell phones, computers, weapons systems and electric vehicles. The coltan is extracted on an industrial scale by mostly children who have zero access to education but can fit inside the mines to extract the coveted mineral. The coltan is then packaged and shipped to go-between companies which then forward the minerals to established and well respected technology companies who claim to buy their raw materials from “legal, trusted and legitimate sources,” all while maintaining “plausible deniability.” Third world countries in Africa are no match for the vast and insatiable appetite of the western manufacturing world. The result is more poverty for the poor while the rich get richer.
For some companies, CSR will always be mere window dressing. In some cases, the same company that devotes a penny to CSR spends 99 cents on moneymaking projects that make social problems worse. This is not a formula for improving society.
Mainstream free-market theory postulates that you are contributing to the society and the world in the best possible manner if you just concentrate on getting the most for yourself.
In the conventional theory of business, we've created a one-dimensional human being to play the role of business leader, the so-called entrepreneur. We've insulated him from the rest of life, the religious, emotional, political, and social. He is dedicated to one mission only—maximize profit. He is supported by other one-dimensional human beings who give him their investment money to achieve that mission. To quote Oscar Wilde, they know the price of everything and the value of nothing.
Our economic theory has created a one-dimensional world peopled by those who devote themselves to the game of free-market competition, in which victory is measured purely by profit. And since we are persuaded by the theory that the pursuit of profit is the best way to bring happiness to humankind, we enthusiastically imitate the theory, striving to transform ourselves into one-dimensional human beings. Instead of theory imitating reality, we force reality to imitate theory.
And today's world is so mesmerized by the success of capitalism it does not dare doubt that system's underlying economic theory.
The Kingdom of God is different.
In this Kingdom, we are implored to consider the needs of others as if they are our own. I remember having a conversation with a group of Christian’s on a chatting platform. I was explaining how we as Christian’s have a duty and an obligation to uplift the poor while teaching them about the good news of the Kingdom of God. One of the pastors (Mason Betha) a former HipHop star told the audience that “giving to the poor is socialism” and that “even if we give to the poor, they will still hate God.” I marveled at how far the church has strayed from the commandments of the Lord Jesus Christ. It is our duty to feed the hungry, clothe the naked and educate those who have no access to education while bringing them into the Kingdom of God.
Look at what Jesus said:
“But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind: and thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.” Luke 14:13-14 KJV
Look at how generous Job was:
“If I have withheld the poor from their desire, Or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail; Or have eaten my morsel myself alone, And the fatherless hath not eaten thereof; If I have seen any perish for want of clothing, Or any poor without covering; If his loins have not blessed me, And if he were not warmed with the fleece of my sheep; If I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless, When I saw my help in the gate: Then let mine arm fall from my shoulder blade, And mine arm be broken from the bone.” Job 31:16-17, 19-22 KJV
Jesus gave specific instructions on exactly how you must give to the poor:
“Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven. Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: that thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.” Matthew 6:1-4 KJV
The Worldshare Foundation was created in order for this commandment of the Lord Jesus Christ to be obeyed. Many generous souls in the western world have no access or means to touch the lives of the most devastatingly impoverished souls in the world. The Worldshare Foundation assists in helping connect those who give, with those in desperate and dire need.
Thank you for reaching out to be the hands and feet of the Lord Jesus Christ.
May God bless you as you give.