Though I do not profess to be a journalist, I felt I needed to communicate in some fashion my disenchantment in foreign corporations doing business in Ukraine and their commitment to the community they find themselves in.
I am a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in the small town of Vilkovo situated on the Danube delta. I am working for the local ecological center Delta, a growing environmental NGO, helping them in their organizational development and strategic planning.
I am also helping them put together a fundraising plan since NGO's in Ukraine by law cannot sell anything to raise money for their needs. Thousands of organizations like these survive only on grant moneys solicited from foundations, the majority of which are foreign.