Growing up in the USA is such an overwhelming privilege that often it seems to rob Americans of perspective. Because I grew up in Africa, I saw people die simply due to the lack of malaria pills valued at less than a hamburger. Hunger is a fact of life in Africa. My extended family relied on rain in the same way that the more than 80% of the Chadian population who depend on farming do. Rainfall fluctuates, food availability fluctuates. These are the facts of life in Africa.
Hunger, real hunger, can make people do unimaginable (Read More…)