Executive Director of Fundación Paraguaya in a talk by the Global FoodBanking Network
Martín Burt, Executive Director of Fundación Paraguaya, shared a talk organized by the Global FoodBanking Network, where he referred to the global experiences of the Poverty Stoplight. “Alleviating poverty through the Food Bank” was the central theme, the founder of Fundación Paraguaya also elaborated on how through the Stoplight and with the collaboration of the Food Bank, more benefactors could be reached around the world.
“Each family and each community have their own challenges, with technology we can reach more people, see their priorities and needs and thus develop a plan to get out of poverty,” said Burt during the talk, which was shared through the zoom platform.
Currently, about 400 organizations in 30 countries use the Poverty Stoplight, and the Executive Director of Fundación Paraguaya assures that this tool could be powerful for two stakeholders: families in need and Food Banks distributed throughout the world, committed to addressing structural and behavioral problems that force people to seek food aid.
“The fact that families face the problems of having low incomes does not mean that they do not have access to them, in some cases they need education and training. Many times, the problem is not the income itself, but how it is managed and administered,” he said at a later moment during the talk. He constantly mentioned joint actions with the Global FoodBanking Network in order to reach the largest number of families.
“The Stoplight technology allows families and organizations to make their strengths and vulnerabilities visible, as well as allowing them to observe progress in their various efforts to get ahead,” said Burt. Once the talk was over, there was a Q&A session where the creator of the Poverty Stoplight continued to talk about this tool and the benefits it can give in the search for the eradication of poverty worldwide.