Quick personal thought on this trip,
1. Non profit income sources such as charity shops are critical to independency of thought and actions.
2. Donor agencies will distract your mission.
3. Can’t have a clear mind with so many over due proposals and paperworks, thus, requiring few team members to delegate.
4. Trade policies massively impact livelihood of the poor.
5. There are great roles of debt and insurance products in venture philanthropy and impact investment.
6. Appropriate tech needed to be better understood and available as instruments to grassroots livelihood projects/enterprises, especially in coping with climate issues.
7. You can’t replace entrepreneur with broad collective economic organization if you want growth.
8. Entrepreneurship development and basic SME corporate finance should be sensitized and will be useful to international organization staff.