Has Lebanon become a nation of NGOs? [Wait. Forgive me. Has Lebanon first become a nation, for it to become a nation of anything at all?]
Funded by USAID and UNDP and others – all external to the country, to the community
Funded for what aims? what objectives?
Al-Akhbar reveals that for every 550 Lebanese, there is an NGO. Since poverty hasn’t decreased (etc.), what are these NGOs doing? Gathering information? And for whom?
An NGO is only a means to an end, and not an end in and of itself. The objective should not be to develop an NGO – but to solve a problem.
My own two cents or 500 liras:Be wary of becoming beholden, hostage, to donors.
The best way to operate? Get the local community to support you through many many small donations.