Stories of Good

It takes a global village to raise a child

That philanthropy is not just about donating money towards a worthy cause is a lesson that Eddie Lim learnt the hard way - after paying for the education of two teenage girls in Chiang Rai in Thailand, he was dismayed to learn his generosity failed to keep them in school as they moved to Bangkok and into prostitution because of the money on offer.

"It taught me that giving money alone is not the solution for breaking families out of poverty," said Mr Lim, who is general manager of three CapitaLand malls in Singapore.

This article was first published in The Business Times.