This map will show you why I am impassioned about working to help the needs in Africa:
An in-depth analysis of factors keeping a large segment of the world's population trapped in poverty: The Bottom Billion, by Paul Collier.
To learn of a gripping film about a Nairobi squatter settlement and the orphanage for HIV+ children, go to http://www.leftbehindfilm.com/filmmakerbio.html
A wonderful organization that works for transcultural health care education: www.IHEA.info
Without the help of the following groups, it would not be possible for Project Harambee to move ahead quickly in helping Kenyan HIV+ women and their families: www.upendovillage.org, www.sustainableag.org, www.sagnairobi.org
And for a real treat, read the illustrated "Out of Africa" by Karen Blixen. Fabulous!