In this second week of the Change the Game debate we examine how local fundraising and claim-making work in practice. We start with Kenya. Late last year the Kenyan Parliament put forward a law that would prohibit local NGOs to receive more than 15 percent of their funding from abroad. The bill was rejected, but it served as a wake-up call for Kenyan civil society: it is time to strengthen the support from its own citizens. But is the emerging Kenyan middle class even interested in development cooperation and would they be willing to contribute?

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This week we explore the concepts of local fundraising and claim-making in South-Africa. Research has shown that South-Africans from different classes of society are willing to help their fellow South-Africans. Vice Versa interviewed three experts on their experiences of local fundraising and claim-making in practice.

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