Assalam O Alaikum
Sir, let me narrate two true stories: Both from the Earthquake of 2005.
A friend of ours, May Allah Bless him, right on day 1 of the quake, took some tents to his village. His village had suffered great damage, with a niece of this friend of ours having embraced shahadat. He accommodated most of the ladies and children of his village in those few tents, and brought all the able-bodied men to the cities with him. He hired a few cheap, and large houses, accommodated the men there, and requested who-so-ever he knew to give work to those men, while he himself provided the rent to those houses. He strictly refused charity for them, in the form of money or free food, etc.he told his fellow villagers to work hard to earn a living. 3 years later, his village, in the region of Battal, one of the worst affected, was probably the first to have a fully recovered economy; with an intact ego for its proud inhabitants. My friend has not suffered any damage to his economy, probably he is richer than ever!
In the same earthquake, a team of 'donors' (I practically hate this word), came from abroad: one of them was the president of Chamber of Commerce of a very wealthy nation. He asked me first hand, as to what we needed. He mentioned categorically that amount of money was not a concern. Although much in need, I told him, we did not need anything to feed our brothers and sisters. However, I told him, that if he wished to help, his country needs to establish some cottage industry or other forms of livelihood, and let the local people be trained, and let them earn something for themselves. And, I told him, very honestly, that Turning Our Brothers in to Beggers is not what we would like. The person was impressed, and promised to oblige. We never heard of him again.
So,..... I don't know what is the moral of the story. If you are looking for suggestions, it may be a good idea to select a brother or sister, and help him establish a business or something so he can fish for himself. This may be better in the long run. AS A GROUP, PROBABLY, WE COULD AFFORD BIGGER INDUSTRIES TO BE SET UP. But at the end of the day, of course this is only a suggestion: I don't know the impications-honest.