Thursday, April 07, 2005

Embassy - Newspaper Online. Shoestring Survival Strategies

Embassy - Newspaper Online.: "Shoestring Survival Strategies
Canadian NGOs use ingenuity to make it past CIDA's funding freeze
HELP International, a Saskatchewan-based environmental NGO, has a policy against relying heavily on public dollars to bankroll 'shoestring' overseas activities.

Now, that strategy of diversifying funding sources � or making projects self-financing � might rescue a sustainable development initiative in Kenya. Executive Director Rodney Sidloski describes his endeavour as a 'mini industrial revolution for the poor.' The project had been partly nurtured by a three-year, $300,000 grant from the Canadian International Development Agency, which expires in July. "

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