lunes, 28 de enero de 2008

NGOs and Philanthropy

I would have like to write a resume of an article I read about the potential risks of big NGOs could be if they hold big responsibilities.

I read information about the “lack of philanthropy” of organiztions like Bill & Melinda Gates. On top of that, while the Bill & Melinda Gates fundation? Increased the capital for the developement of economically poor countries, the USA government frooze their help to these countries.

Said that I am not saying that we should be against the big NGOs and fundations, I just only wanted to rise our attention on to the risk that could appear by depending on the philanthropy of big capitals.

After discussing this matter with friends I felt I should try to make this point and take the chance to offer some information about small, medium and big NGOs that could be of interest in order to let us join them in a more familiar and active way.

Since the 90´s, internet also offers us the oportunity of participate actively in opinion/preassure campaigns as well as creating our own opinion after reading NGOs and other independents information sources.


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