Over the eight years of working in Malawi, one of the poorest countries in the world, I've learned a lot of what we can't provide. It's like growing out of childhood idealism -- you go from imagining what you can do to understanding more about what you can't do.
I spent nine days in Malawi trying to turn deformed maize, witchcraft, and HIV into catalysts of change. Join me and my Face-to-Face AIDS Project and see how our ideas of charity evolve with on-the-ground experiences.
Colby College students worked to support an organization in rural Malawi helping poor, HIV affected communities. But despite showy displays of promise, our trusted field office director, sensed that something was very wrong.