Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice. Like Slavery and Apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings.
What you see in another is what you are projecting onto them.
Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed.
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
There is no Them. There are only facets of Us.