I have always known about Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) but I considered it more seriously after I looked through GiveWell, a website that analyses the transparency of different organisations and gives readers a sense of who has a better impact for every dollar. It’s something I research every once in a while for disaster relief, and that’s where I found MSF mentioned. I was encouraged to donate on seeing the work being done by MSF.
I like to donate to organisations that are transparent and allocate funds in the right way. With MSF, I didn’t give money for a specific project in India. I trust the organisation to spend it wisely, since as an outsider I might not have as much on-the-ground experience to make that decision. Having said that, I am eager to find out more about MSF’s work in India. I know a little about your efforts in Nepal, as your Donor Care Officer had updated me about the different teams you had sent – including surgical and mental health teams. When I saw discussions on Nepal and where to give I explicitly recommended MSF. If it comes up in conversations, I do point out that MSF is a good option for donors.