7 ways to help the poor and needy people

Written by Lazarous Chongo, director of the JIFAN Association and CEO of 7x7 Zambia Limited

On a daily basis i have been reading, watching, receiving, hearing, seeing and meeting people who cannot even afford the basic requirements of living. They do not have shelter to live, food to eat, safer water to use and clothes to wear. And those people who have an opportunity to have please develop compassion and desire to help these people and I have suggested some of the following practical 7 ways you can Be Involved in helping them

1) PRAY FOR THEM:
– Prayer has power to change everything for the better. Know that Jesus came and died to give honour to the least, those forgotten, overlooked and misjudged. to give first place to the last, those left behind, misunderstood and undervalued. to give a warm welcome to the lost, those who are orphaned, abandoned and destitute. Please pray for the needy and the very poor;. the homeless and those who are hungry. Millions of people are staving in the world so be part of the solution now

2) GIVE THEM MORAL SUPPORT:
– Giving them moral support, showing heartfelt humility and respect makes them aware that someone really does care about them and trying to improve their condition. This inspires and motivates them to work hard and help themselves in a small way they can

3) SHARE THEIR STORIES ON SOCIAL MEDIA:
– Social Media has become one of the most used ways to help the poor and needy people, and the easiest way as well. Through the use of Social media you can raise their voices and create awareness and get a helping hand for them

4) HELP THEM FINANCIALLY:
– As an individual you can help the poor and needy people financially also. Providing financial assistance to the poor can help them solve the basic problems of living. It’s not the amount, it’s your willingness to give that changes their situation

5) ASK OTHERS TO DONATE DIFFERENT ITEMS:
– By asking people to donate different items such as food, building materials, clothes, books, blankets and other necessities can help the poor and needy people. This acts of mercy (Imilimo Ya Luse) can be conducted in churches, families, schools, offices, organizations, or anywhere people are found. Don’t limit anyone just ask for donations

6) USE YOUR SKILL AND ABILITY TO HELP THEM:
– There are millions of ways to help out in your community through your willingness to voluteer. Volunteering your quality time and skills can help the poor and needy people. Creating awareness among the people for helping the poor and needy people can get more and more individuals join the helping mobilization

 7) EDUCATE THEM WITH LIFE SKILLS:
– By educating the poor and needy people, they will figure out where their time and energy is normally spent and this helps them to refocused. Education helps the impoverished gain the skills and the power they need to help themselves. Education, Farming and Business skills help to fight poverty in a sustainable way. Aim at empowering them to continue empowering themselves

I believe everyone everywhere can BE INVOLVED in helping the poor and needy people

Mr 7 Points