As someone who is trying to co-found a NGO, I often ask myself (more like twice a day), "Does this community really need this NGO? Does this country need more foreign financial assistance?" A mainstream Nepali news source, My Republica, just released that there are now 50,000 NGOs seeking affiliation with the Social Welfare Council.
India is the third largest rubber producer behind Thailand and Indonesia, respectively. Each year, Indian rubber tappers cut slits in the trunks of millions of Hevea brasiliensis trees and collect the white slippery liquid in their pails. Once it has dried, the concentrated latex is sold in sheet form to create anything from car tires to condoms, Band-Aids to tar.