The blog is a compilation from the author's experience residing in rural Africa and traveling to different parts of the continent. It seeks to understand the realities of Africa today based on the author's identity as a Chinese-American with extensive living experiences in Asia and dealing with Asians.
One has to wonder whether using the malnourished black kid as the poster child of the charitable efforts is wise. Not just because such posters propagate stereotypes of Africa as an exclusively impoverished continent (which of course, is a problem)
The only way to reverse governmental neglect of rural areas is, paradoxically, start stringently collecting taxes in rural areas, no matter how unprofitable it may be for the government at the very beginning of such initiative.
The result of such systematic lack of trust in institutions is that transactions, business or otherwise, will be assumed as incapable of being completed as intended.
Socialism logic is that by limiting the level of service people can get from bureaucrats, the people seeking services learn to take as norms minimal services with great degrees of appreciation.