Forget the Myth: Helping Does Help

Don't believe the hype. Life is getting better in the developing world, and you can make a difference.
Jul 17, 2014·
Samantha Cowan is an associate editor for culture.

When we send aid to the developing world, we often worry that our donations and contributions are hurting instead of helping.

We've cut extreme poverty by 50 percent in the past 20 years, and we can do more. You can make a difference.