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After every high-profile emergency people naturally want to help.  Kind-hearted people set up donation drives for clothes, shoes, food and baby diapers that flood our Facebook pages.  But here are five reasons why it’s better to give cash, not commodities.

Daw Yin was struggling to pay her debts and support her children's education needs. Lockdowns and travel restrictions affected small-scale farmers like her in Myanmar as they could no longer afford farming materials. Microfinance lifted her up with loans with which she could improve her harvest and family's income. 

Friday, June 3, 2022 - Sri Lanka is facing its worst economic crisis since independence with a currency devaluation following a 70% drop in foreign exchange reserves resulting in a heavy shortage of fuel, essential items, medicine and soaring inflation. Sri Lanka’s rupee plunged into the world’s worst-performing currency in April 2022.