A Cleansing of Sorts
I have been buried deep in my business plan, and resurfaced today to catch up on reading from my beloved Google Reader. By way of Chris Blattman’s blog, I ended up reading Confusion Over Where Money Lent Via Kiva Goes, an article on nytimes.com. The article raises some ethical questions in regards to charity work, in particular it looks at the current trend in charities to ask donors to contribute to a very specific need (ie a goat, a plow, a new business start up). This process appeals directly to the desires of the small donor. People want to know exactly where their money is going. However, how can the donor be sure when they purchase a plow, they are actually purchasing a plow? Truthfully, most often they can’t.
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