No she's not.She's just swanning around perfoming nothing useful.
No African would pay any attention to her so she can't do anything of use.
It's a man's world in Africa. To them, women are less than dog turds.
Always been that way, always will.
Get your heads out of your stupid American arses.
The rest of the world is not like America.
Another ignorant Yank f***r
Women are nobodies in Africa.
They do all the menial work and have babies.
In general she would be ignored by the locals.
There is no future career for any woman in Africa. Only scrubbing the floor
and having babies
True. Women do all the menial tasks. Commerce is rusualy unning a stall in
the local market.
They work like dogs. Especially in the countryside, hand hoeing fields for
example, usually pregnant and carrying another child on their back.
The men sit on their fat arses and watch then do it. Their anbition is to
own a suit and a breifcase.
As they have no useful skills/education, the men are unwanted in other
countries except as labourers.
Most places they go as illegal immigrants. A bit like Mexicans but totally
I have been visiting these countries for years, I don't need some dopey
Most of the charity money is wasted on administration, bribery and various
forms of local corruption.
Oh and advertising to get more money in. Another big business, charity
And stupid Yanks swanning around at the donors expense.
In the past some has even ended up being used to buy weapons.
What little money that does end up digging wells is counter productive.
Water tables are depleted, imported grazing animals destroy the local habit
and desertification results.
These places are over populated, a well just enables greater overpopulation
so that when the crunch arrives, it is worse than it would have been.
Much of the ground water in arid Africa has been there for millenia and is
not replaced when removed.
I'm sure there are similar places in the USA and some people here will live
You f****g Yanks are so thick and ignorant you are unbelievable.
You need to get off your arses, get an education and travel before making
Oh and education is not watching Fox news.
Charities are like banks these days.
They exist primarily for the benefit of those running them, not for the
They are often used for money laundering and tax evasion.
The other big rip off is so called "Fair Trade"
Just telling you the facts. I'm surprised you never thought to check before
she went out there.
There are numerous security, social and health risks in Africa. And I mean
life threatening/changing ones.
It is helpfull if they're not Yanks. There is nothing dumber than a Yank in
a foreign country.
Being English, Harry can tell them just exactly what
they are doing wrong, and how to set their third world
Christopher A. Young
No I can't.
There is no solution to Africa's problems short of permanent occupation.
This has been tried but was ultimately too costly.
Unfortunately, things will/are getting worse.
These charities are just a career for certain crooks/religious organisations
that prey on on well meaning donors in the wealthier countries.
They often put the lives of their workers at risk.
I am worried for Clair's daugther as he/she seems so ignorant about Africa.
Some years ago, I met a fellow who lived near me. City grown
person. He grew up in a welfare home. I grew up in the suburbs.
I decided to see if I could coach him in some better ways to
do things. What I found was that everything he did came with a
big list of reasons. Which reasons made no sense to me. And
everything I suggested was declined for a big list of reasons.
Which list of reasons made no sense to me. And so twenty years
later, the only thing I accomplished was to have wasted a lot of
time and money and effort. And some antacids based on
frustration. Twenty years later he had fewer teeth and a couple
heart attacks from smoking and fatty dieet of city foods. The tax
payer had paid for most of his cigs, and had paid for his couple
days in the hospital and is presently paying for all his medication.
When I met hin, his idea of how to spend time was to stand on
the front porch with a cigarette and cordless phone, and chat
with the people walking by. When I said good bye to him, he
was standing on the front porch with a cigarette, and cordless
phone, chatting with the people going by.
I don't plan to go to Africa any time in my life.
Christopher A. Young
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I had the same missgivings when I was in Africa (Zambia) 40 years ago.
Was it effective for me to be there teaching when they had their own
people who were capable of teaching - but could make more money
working in private business because I was willing to be there
basically teaching for nothing??? Might it not have been better to
work towards getting their own people involved rather than having Cuso
volunteers do the job? The CIDA funded directors of the program had a
pretty nice gig going that they were not too interested in working
their way out of. Can't complain about sun 9 months of the year,
cheap beer, and a relatively easy expatriate lifestyle, along with a
good salary and "hardship bonus".
For my part, I tried to instill in my students a sense of
responsibility, and a sense of PRIDE - so that they might consider
teaching others - passing on the knowlege they were SO FORTUNATE to
have the opportunity to have provided for them. I have to believe
that at least a few of my 35 students went on to be a positive
influence in their world. After 2 years I came home with empty
pockets, but a lifetime of experiences to look back on.
My later time in Burkina Faso I sometimes also had to wonder if there
was any point to being there. The people group I was involved in had
real trust issues - they didn't trust each other farther than they
could throw each other - and with good reason - as honesty was not a
commodity in great supply. My friends had, by that time, been working
with this group for about 17 years, and had been really questioning if
anything was getting through. While I was there they found out about
some serious duplicity and deciet that was causing serious problems in
the community. They had to leave the community a year or so later, if
for no other reason than to preserve their sanity - although health
was the more significant force. They still had contact and were still
working with the community, although not living in the community.
Going back 10 or more years later, the whole fabric of the village has
changed - they are more trusting and trustworthy - and along with that
they are becoming more self sufficient and prosperous, and more
healthy. They had an influence - and they had to step back and let it
perculate for a while.
On 6/16/2013 7:14 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I salute you and your family for trying to help those poor folks in such
a bad situation. The people who really help are few and far between and
that's a real shame. If I ever start to feel sorry for myself, all I
have to do is remember the folks around the world who's
lives are so much harder than my own. I know that if I resided in one
of those Third World countries, I would have been dead long ago. The
nurse called today with news of a new pain medication they want me to
try. I wouldn't have access to such medical care in a third world
country and I would suffer a lot worse fate. o_O
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