Thursday, August 16, 2007

CARE: not a hypocrite anymore!

This article describes CARE International's decision to stop receiving USG food aid for its development work. Basically, they have finally come around to the hypocrisy of selling American commodities to the same folks they do income generating projects with. I wish that the organization that I work with could see it in the same way.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

As someone who has worked for CARE for several years in the countries which are rejecting monetization, I am offended that you brand those organizations who accept Title II food as "hypocrites". You should understand that NGOs are doing the best that we can with dwindling dollars and increased focus to produce results rather than develop the communities which we serve.

CARE, like all reputable organizations, must balance the advantages and disadvantages of each of its decisions when it chooses to accept funds or commodities. We are trying to work in the interest of the poor and we are not hypocrites. Moreover, although CARE will give up $46 million in food aid in two years, there will be another organization that will step in and take its place.