The Business of Good Intentions

While working in Ghana back in 2012, I witnessed a distribution of Toms Shoes (here's my blog post about it), also known as a "shoe drop". Back then, I assumed their intentions were good and that they might be making a positive difference. I think now is a good time to reflect on this view. I … Continue reading The Business of Good Intentions

Ghost Water Taps

Other Stories from Kabasheshe: Hills of Green | Fish and Chips | Money Loans and Satellite Dishes "One tap…two taps…three taps." This is what I was hoping to count to myself on Monday when I walked through town. Unfortunately, my optimism would be squashed. The day before, Mzee, my host grandfather, described the water project he hoped to start … Continue reading Ghost Water Taps