For millions of girls, going to school is a life dream that's out of reach. Why? Early marriage, child labor, pregnancy, lack of access, violence. Solving the problem is a gauntlet deeply grounded in cultural traditions and the ripple effects of poverty.
The campesinos of the area had decided to stop competing with each other for the measly prices offered by the big cacao buyers, and were now working together to directly market an improved, organic product.
I trust that people all over the world use their position of privilege in our society and compassion for their fellow human beings to bring about positive change particularly for those afflicted by AIDS.