Author: Ann Cotton
You can't raise the aspirations of a child and then leave them hanging. Poverty can't be solved by a project. It's solved by a relationship, collaboration.
In the family pattern, men support boys and women support girls, and because women have far fewer financial resources, there is less money to invest in girls.
The culture of philanthropy is alive and very well in Africa. International aid strengthens and extends it, but in the communities where I have spent time, it is all-pervasive.