Out of Africa?

Where We Are Now I’m writing from the airport in Dubai. We flew overnight from Johannesburg, South Africa, to Dubai where we are connecting to a flight to Tunis, Tunisia. Although Tunisia sits on Africa’s northern coast, the culture and people are so different that it’s difficult to think of it as Africa. That’s why […]

Final thoughts on Mozambique

We left our friends in Maputo and have come to Johannesburg, South Africa, where we are staying with my former student, Charlotte Moore. Charlotte heads up a ministry called “Turn the Tide for Children.” More about that later. Our ten days in Maputo went by far too quickly, and leaving dear friends is never easy. […]

I’d like to choose what I eat.

Here in Maputo South Africa, we spent Tuesday with the local Opportunity International (OI) staff. According its website, OI’s mission is “to provide opportunities for people in chronic poverty to transform their lives.” Their core “business” is providing small loans to those who want to grow a business. After an orientation session in the main […]