8 March 2012

Why I don’t support Invisible Children’s Stop Kony campaign

Invisible Children may have the best of intentions, but I wouldn’t part with my money until they address a couple of issues:

  • The Lord’s Resistance Army has a presence in South Sudan, the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of the Congo as well as Uganda. How will Joseph Kony be arrested with American military “advisors” in Uganda?
  • Looking at the breakdown of their expenses, Invisible Children appear more concerned with lobbying than investing funds directly to benefit children in Central Africa. Only 37.14% of their expenses for Fiscal Year 2011 went to Central Africa programs.