Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Gobar Gas, only the dung beattles will be unhappy!

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This article by Michael Yon is an excellent read and captures the issues around bringing development into 3rd world communities. It is these small scale projects that will make the difference. Sadly most NGO’s, UN and Government agencies are set up for large scale projects. Mainly as no one will get promoted for openly selling the merits of dung. Mind you many a career has been made selling horse manure, but that’s a different story.
I like these types of projects and am a big fan of micro-loans, solar ovens and other small scale projects. Large aid efforts over a long period, destroy the local economy and make it difficult for people to get ahead. Haiti is a clear example of how aid can poison the well. As they say the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Go to the link and take the time to read it. Michael is a stunning photographer and it’s worth going for the pictures alone.

Gobar Gas II

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