Hinduism: concern for others
Most religions give guidance about how we should treat other people. The Hindu faith teaches that the poor should always be given help.
The Artha Shastras, one of the Hindu scriptures written in 300 BCE by a wise man called Kautilya, gives advice for householders. It says that they should always be generous and hospitable to guests, and no guest should ever be turned away without food. Tradition says that a place at the table should always be left for atithi (the unexpected guest).
One may amass wealth with hundreds of hands but one should also distribute it with thousands of hands. If someone keeps all that he accumulates for himself and does not give it to others the hoarded wealth will eventually prove to be the cause of ruin.
Atharva Veda 3: 24-25
Hindus may believe that if people are poor it's because they lived badly and created bad karma in a previous life.
However, they must still help the poor; this is also a way of building up good karma for themselves.