The history of humanity has proven that external influence creates internal turmoil. It may be a surprise to come, but us practitioners in the global development space are truly trying to right the wrongs of our ancestors.
At Hilo, we constantly consider how philanthropy perpetuates this cycle – how it inherently takes a colonial, top-down approach when implemented on an international scale. While we will not stop working to uplift marginalized partners and use these systems to their advantage (despite the fact that the resources have largely been derived from exploitation and greed), we often ask ourselves, how can we contribute to a larger systems change?
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