Time to pick up the pieces for Somaly Mam grantees

Somaly Mam’s memoir, “The Road of Lost Innocence.” Mam resigned from her epoymous foundation over allegations of fraud and story fabrication. Photo by: myvanillaworld / CC BY-NC-SA

For any type of company or organization, change is never easy. Even if they are a necessary step for growth and development, transitions require sacrifice, resources, passion and a lot of commitment from qualified staff to guide the whole process through to the end.

But what do you do when that transition is rooted in a controversy that has shattered your organization’s image, with the issue lying at the very core of the advocacy — and, to a certain extent, identity — of what you are fighting for?

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    Lean Alfred Santos

    Lean Alfred Santos is a Devex development reporter focusing on the development community in Asia-Pacific, including major players such as the Asian Development Bank and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. Prior to joining Devex, he covered Philippine and international business and economic news, sports and politics. Lean is based in Manila.