Based on member books in Korea, MLM's basically decimated wards and stakes in the 80s and 90s. I have
zero love of any of them, especially when they prey on the vertically structured cultures such as Asian countries. So I'm biased in believing their aim for "humanitarian work" is nothing more but an opportunity to open new markets.
It's one thing for me, with an American upbringing, to tell my Bishop to "take a hike" when he solicits a crappy "business opportunity". It's quite another to do that in Korea (or at least more Confucius-based cultures).
Every time I see the Asians flock to SLC for their MLM "business training" it makes me sick.