The fun Karma of Fundraising in India

I’m driving through the streets of Mumbai in one of the traditional yellow & black taxis. The windows are down in an attempt to catch a cool breeze. While the flow of air comes to an abrupt halt at each red traffic light, a flow of beggars streams in instead. My usual inner dialogue begins…to give or not to give? I clearly can’t give an … Continue reading The fun Karma of Fundraising in India

Rules of Engagement for the Social Development Sector

Mayida is determined. She walks straight up to me, gives me a loving hug, takes my arm and tries to pull me into her tiny hut. I have just arrived in this village in rural Bangladesh with the mission to visit micro-loan borrowers. It is the first time I am meeting Mayida. She spotted me while walking on the dirt road through her village. I … Continue reading Rules of Engagement for the Social Development Sector