Keep it legal: Supporting communities abroad

Faith groups and other charities serving particular communities sometimes wish to support a community or region in another country with which the charity's congregation or members have close links. This can take the form of grants to individuals or the purchase of equipment and can be a powerful force for good. Francois Bourguignon, chief economist at the World Bank, once said: "Migrants' productivity and earnings are a powerful force for poverty reduction. Remittances are an important way out of extreme poverty."

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