"You have joined a big club with what you said about NGOs, non-profit as you call them. They are a creation of the American tax code, and they behave like churches on American streets. People have come to compare most of them to 19th Century missionaries, who paved the way to colonialism and plunder. Most NGOs participants see their work a picnic, a solace from the existential crisis that plagues the developed world and, sadly, is infecting the unhurried cultures, those not yet bitten by consumerism and a life of numb existence.
With all they say about it, Africa is magic and exciting. Never a dull day. Westerners confess that Africa brings out in them senses they never knew they had. And Nature in Africa, and the night stars, so close you think you can touch them.
BTW, I still abhor missionaries, righteous do-gooders. They do not realize it, but missionaries are to ancient cultures what lumberjacks are to Old Growth forests, mowing down traditions that percolated over a long time. Ethiopia does not need missionaries. Tell them to return home. There is much mess to clean here." - random Internet user (bircruz555)