Working in Kenya, I often get struck by how often acronyms get tossed around, but one in particular gets tossed around a lot: NGO. NGO stands for Non-Government Organization, and when it comes to development work, NGO are the hot thing. I thought I might talk a little about the impact of these NGO here in Kenya as per my experience.
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Over the past year, a popular buzzword that I have picked up on in the development world is that of sustainable development. Of course, those of us who are skeptical of these development-world buzz words immediately cry foul, asking what that even means! What is not sustainable versus what is sustainable? Sustainable in what way? Monetarily? People supporting a project through labor? I became even more confused when people started saying that charity is considered a sustainable income source. Now I was really confused, but like all things that confuse me, I began to think about it; began to think about sustainable charity Continue reading