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dc.contributor.authorVan Aarde, Timothy A.
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-25T07:04:47Z
dc.date.available2018-06-25T07:04:47Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationVan Aarde, T.A. 2017. Equipping the poorest of the poor to become agents of community transformation: a case study of milk as a catalyst in Burundi. In die Skriflig, 51(1):1-11. [https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v51i1.2250]
dc.identifier.issn1018-6441
dc.identifier.issn2305-0853 (Online)
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v51i1.2250
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/27949
dc.description.abstractCommunity transformation has cultural, political and religious dimensions. In the case of Burundi, it is ranked 188/188 on the scale of the world's poorest countries. The poor in Burundi have a fatalistic attitude towards poverty as a result of the unstable political climate, corruption and a climate of suspicion. The poor are cynical and have no hopeful future expectations. The resourcefulness of the poor having been muted. The Christian church of Burundi has developed a culture of dependency. The role of the church in the West has been limited to lifting the poor out of abject poverty. A creative use of available resources and the participation of the poor through the recognition of their own resourcefulness and stewardship is a sustainable approach to the alleviation of poverty. Newfrontiers churches have developed the approach of equipping the poor as a mission's strategy to participate in the missio Dei. The majority of churches and non-governmental organisations who endeavour to alleviate poverty in Burundi have, what can be termed, a 'dependency virus' or 'dependency crisis' and are victims caught in the 'dependency trap', that is, they create a culture of dependency through their provision. The loss of dignity that follows, transform the community into a slave of the beneficiary system in which poverty is conceived as a lack of things rather than a mind-set born from help given by the beneficiary without the consent of the poor.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherAOSIS
dc.subjectPoor
dc.subjectcommunity transformation
dc.subjectmilk
dc.subjectBurundi
dc.subjectNewfrontiers
dc.subjectstewardship
dc.subjectmissio Dei
dc.subjectempowering of the poor
dc.subjectMaslow
dc.subjectmissional exegesis
dc.titleEquipping the poorest of the poor to become agents of community transformation: a case study of milk as a catalyst in Burundi
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.researchID11331437 - Van Aarde, Timothy Alexander


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