Let us create the enabling environments
“People.. were poor not because they were stupid or lazy. They worked all day long, doing complex physical tasks. They were poor because the financial institution in the country did not help them widen their economic base.”
Let us create the enabling environments for poverty reduction in order to create wealth for individuals, groups and nations. Individuals, corporate institutions, governments and all other stakeholders have a role to play in this.
As stated by Muhammad Yunus, sometimes the poor (especially in some developing countries) are not lazy but the system(s) may be responsible for their state. Systems, whether national or private, must create the enabling environments for everybody to develop and excel.
When the general standard of living is good for everybody in a nation, a lot of vices automatically disappear.