One thing that seems to be the case is that programs for the poor, particularly those that are designed by the government are not guaranteed to bring one out of poverty. For one thing, it is not the actual circumstance of poverty, but the mindset behind poverty that determines whether or not they break free from it. Charles Koch sees that for some people, these programs only prolong the problem. Charles Koch understands that each homeless person should be treated as an individual. They are different and some of them are only homeless due to circumstances beyond their control. Many of these programs assume that they are struggling with some kind of addiction.
Charles Koch’s outreach features food and information. Charles does not want to just give people hand outs. He also wants to teach them how to overcome their poverty. However, he carries this out in a way that is not insulting to people. He does not assume that the poor are ignorant. Instead, he tries to meet them at their level. Some people in poverty are actually very intelligent. They have goals, and they are working very hard in pursuing these goals. Charles Koch and his brother offer their support for those that are on that path.
One program that they set up is called Bridge to Wellbeing. With this program, they serve hot food to people. They served in a church in Miami as well as a community center. However, that was not all that the guests were given. They were also given lessons about how to be able to support themselves and be free from all the complications that are often imposed on people in these circumstances. This is definitely a call to action for people that are not complacent. Charles Koch is definitely out to reach the poor people with goals.
It is very important to give some of the poor people direction. If some poor people have goals and they reach them, that could be even more inspiration for the other poor in the area. Charles Koch understands the power of people overcoming their struggles. As more people overcome their struggles, more people will be inspired to overcome their struggles. While poverty will not be completely eradicated, it will be significantly diminished. Charles Koch will have contributed to an effective objective. However, poverty is not the only thing that poor people have to fight against.
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