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In Helping Low-Income Workers, 'Money Alone Would Not Solve the Problem'

Jan 28, 2014

Today, Victor "Joseph" Doxa leads Doxa International Ministries in Tampa.
Credit Dalia Colón / WUSF

Victor "Joseph" Doxa was a successful businessman with a six-figure salary and 7,000-square-foot home.

Then came the Great Recession.

Business dried up, and Doxa soon found himself living with his wife and four children in a studio apartment at Metropolitan Ministries. He eventually found work again, and today Doxa is a 50-year-old pastor with two employees on his ministry’s payroll. He also serves on the board of the nonprofit that once helped him.

Doxa chatted with WUSF about what can be done to help those in need. To listen, click on the audio player above.

This week on Florida Matters, we'll discuss income inequality with Joshua Hall, a University of Tampa economics professor; and Rep. Cynthia Stafford, who's sponsoring a bill that would increase Florida's minimum wage to $10.10 per hour.