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Reputable NGO in Galicia to support?


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Am walking the Central Portuguese Route with the Spiritual Variant hopefully in May 2022. I would love to honor a local NGO in Galicia by suggesting that friends and family make donations in honor of my "way." Suggestions that I can start researching? I am interested in supporting any orphanages, places with food insecurity, free medical clinics... you get the idea. Thanks in advance!
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Most NGOs are for profit organisations in disguise.

The best exceptions I've found are nuns, taking all they receive and just forwarding it all where needed, including perhaps direct hands-on participation.

No salaries nor unnecessary management costs.

Rebekah Scott

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Many, various, and continuing.
FICS (International Fraternity of the Camino de Santiago) is a Galicia-based international non-profit dedicated to protecting the Caminos de Santiago from over-development, commodification and exploitation. It works closely with the Association of Camino Municipalities to uphold traditional values of hospitality and affordability in Camino facilities, recognize and protect historic sites as well as cultural and artistic "intangible values" via UNESCO representation. It runs three non-profit albergues, too.

If you want to stay Galicia-focused, you could also support AGACS, the Gallego Camino Amigos group. They run a couple of donativo albergues and do regular trail cleanups within Galicia.
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