Please read Global Poverty: Repaying the Years the Locusts Have Eaten, by Eric Metaxas, at Christian Headlines.
"To paraphrase the preacher in Ecclesiastes, there is no end to the writing of books about the causes and solutions to global poverty. The explanations for why some countries are much poorer than others range from geography to the impact of using chopsticks on manual dexterity. I’m not kidding.
"But a recent book shines a much-needed light on what, in hindsight, is an obvious contributor to the problem: the endemic violence that plagues poor communities.
"The book is “The Locust Effect” by Gary Haugen and Victor Boutros. Haugen is the founder and president of the one of the most effective Christian organizations I know, International Justice Mission. Boutros is a federal prosecutor who specializes in human trafficking.
"According to the authors, efforts to end poverty in the developing world are undermined by a “plague of hidden violence.” Like the plagues of locusts that have tormented humans throughout much of their history, this “plague” consumes what it has taken people months and even years to achieve."