With Siobhan Mathers at Mercy CorpsIn Edinburgh today supporting Siobhan Mathers who is a prospective candidate there in the forthcoming elections. She is just excellent – and brimming with energy and enthusiasm. We visited MercyCorps and met with Alison Christie who heads their funding operations.

MercyCorps is an NGO that focuses very much on sustainable economic development and works in around forty countries. Their local agents in the field are mostly local people rather than coming from base countries – thus building capacity on the ground.