Foundations of Catholic Social Teaching

Chapter 6: How do you take down poverty?


How do you take down poverty? One toy block at a time.

Film Focus Point: This video, produced by the American Enterprise Institute, illustrates how one man took an idea of producing toy blocks in Honduras made significant and lasting change in the lives of Honduran families which he employs.

Text Focus Point: Pages 201-202

Discussion Questions:

  1. In what ways are people’s lives being changed by the Tegu toy company? How is it a win-win situation?
  2. What sales pitch might you give to corporate executives to invest in production in poor countries like Honduras? 

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