Doris is a tall, thin woman with sweet, smiling eyes and skin the color of dark, rich chocolate. When I meet her, she's sitting peacefully outside in a plastic deck chair, cradling a baby. She's 27 years old, and she's HIV-positive.
I heard a Kenyan joke, "We don't have oil here in Kenya -- our people are our main exports." We all laughed, but the truth is, though Kenya has many great natural resources, the people are an amazing asset. I have yet to meet an ordinary person.
"Sacrificing for success" -- that was Tabitha's motto. I was thinking about those words today as I walked into Kibera, the largest slum in Africa (think Central Park, N.Y., with 1 million people living in squalor).