The LOA Way to Answer Money Requests
This question is from a lovely reader who wants to know how to handle money requests from those we don’t want to say yes to.
He’s very astute in realizing that the typical answer from an average person is not conducive to wealth.
Here’s his question:
I am writing from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central Africa.
I have a query: our culture, in Africa in general, allow relatives to rely upon others financially. Since February 2013 I am working as a minister in one of the 11 provinces of our country.
What I realised is that everybody comes to me to beg me for money. I use to share my salary with them to solve there problem but now I feel like I cannot continue helping everybody, though I recognise that our people are very poor.
My question is to find out whether telling them “I do no longer have money” will attract poverty on me.
If yes, what would be the suitable alternative answer to tell that truth? Please help!
I’m happy to see that this reader knows the power of his response to these requests for money!
Whether it’s a family member wanting financial help, a non-profit group asking for a donation, or the neighbor kid selling magazines – there are lots of occasions someone might ask us for money we don’t prefer to give.
I imagine many of you have found an LOA friendly way to respond to requests for financial support? What wisdom do you have to share with our minister friend in the Congo?