Our goal is to help people be self-sufficient while being led by the Spirit of God. Many people in Africa have become dependent upon outside help and have not experienced the joy that comes from seeing God's provision in their everyday lives.
I am presently reading a book entitled, When Charity Destroys Dignity Overcoming Unhealthy Dependency in the Christian Movement by Glenn J. Schwartz. It is a vital read for all missionaries and those who are interested in helping people in the third world.
I will be talking about this book in my blog as well. (See column above for the link to the blog.)