The title of this post is one of those things our parents taught us when we were kids. It was suggested that we should prioritise our support towards those who were already attempting their own recovery from a problem.

Well, if you still subscribe to that philosophy, I urge you to contribute to the current appeal to help Ethiopia deal with its current severe drought.

Over the last few years, Ethiopia has made great progress with its underlying productivity and economic situation – becoming one of the fastest growing economies in Africa.  They have tried very hard – and largely succeeded – in building a modern economy.  

They deserve our help.  Please give it.