Covid-19 also affects the economy of NGOs in Mazatlán

Sinaloa.- Until 30 percent went down the donations who receive the civil associations after the health contingency by Covid-19said Jorge Figueroa Cansino, president of the Mazatlán Citizen Comptroller and of the Civil Society Organization Council.

He acknowledged that 2020 and 2021 has been a period that has made the operation of non-governmental organizations in the municipality very difficult.

Affecting factors

He said that before the coronavirus pandemic, NGOs had already been affected a year earlier.

“Here two things came together that had an impact on the associations and that is that in addition to Covid-19, in 2019 the authority withdrew the support funds they received to survive.”
As a hard blow he described the withdrawal of the economic aid they received through a social co-investment fund, for which they competed each year to obtain the economic resource.

They subsist despite lack of support

Figueroa Cansino commented that despite the two factors that have affected civil associations, the majority have remained.

To survive, he indicated that the organizations make use of their own resources, as well as sponsorships, and many more seek international funds.

In the case of the Citizen Comptroller’s Office, which he presides, they make use of their own quotas of the associates of the board of directors, in addition to organizing raffles that allow them to obtain resources so that the organism can function.

Currently, he mentioned that he is organizing a training course in local government and investment aimed at municipal officials, which will allow him to obtain funds.

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The Data

Before Covid-19

A year before the Covid-19 pandemic occurred, non-governmental organizations had already been affected after the withdrawal of a social joint venture fund, which had to compete with other groups to obtain it.

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