Mockumentary Goes After Americans Who Think They Can ‘Save Africa’

by
Owen Poindexter
A new show out of Kenya makes fun of something that Africans have to witness all too often: Americans and other Westerners coming to their country to try to "save Africa."

A new show out of Kenya makes fun of something that Africans have to witness all too often: Americans and other Westerners coming to their country to try to "save Africa." Not that there's anything wrong with trying to help people, but too often Westerners want to come in and tell the people that live their what to do.

That's not to say you can't help, but helping often involves a lot of listening. Or there are other paths: charitable giving, such as microloans through sites like Kiva.org, allow you to direct funds to people who already have a plan for what they want to do with it.

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