The Story so far
Background and Raison d'etre.
What started it all.
Ko'ox Tun! Or "Let's get going!" in Mayan.
Many years ago when I was in the now defunct country called Rhodesia but is now named Zimbabwe I started thinking and studying and trying all sorts of things. Things that would help people who had a burning desire to be helped. I learned from quite an early age that you cannot make people think as you would like them to think. You cannot expect them to think in a way that will please you and that, if you give them something that they do not have the desire and consciousness needed to possess whatever you are offering, whether it is fish or the ability to fish, then whatever you do is as barren as sowing miellie seed on granite outcrops. The seed will wither and die; and your endeavours will be worthless. Thrown back in your face or wasted and thrown away.
However, if they really do desire whatever it is you are offering you need not give anything to them other than the belief that the Universe via its laws will provide the wherewithal in its own time and its own inmitable way. In a variety of situations this was proved over and over again. Forget about teaching someone to fish; make them so curious about fishing, give them the incentive to investigate how fishing works and Voila! they get out there and learn for themselves.
The Plan goes forward.
Whilst I lived in South Africa a charity called Helping Hands was started. (There are several but this one is in KwaZulu Natal and is registered) The ladies, all of meagre incomes in poor areas believed that they could not get going because they had no money. I had no money (at that time I was living on the streets in a comparatively vain idea that I needed to experience what the homeless experience.)
The plan is developed and formulated
Then I went to Belize I discovered that there were more NGO's operating in that one small country than in most others. Per head of population they receive more aid from Europe and America than any other country except Israel and yet they are one of the poorest countries in the Caribbean. Why?