Just found this article and i was interested to read but the follwing details are not accurate. This does not really apply to the whole of Swaziland – thats a bad interpretation of the problems of hunger , drought, and poor water supply.
swaziland is in four regions the above problems are faced in the east of the country and the HIV is the whole country.
and i dont think that having electricity makes ones life better or worse- but it really makes it easy because you then get all the pleasures that go with it.
Its a want not a need.
The $21 as a average salary is a bit unrealistic – againg there are so many catergories its a broad area to talk about
. There is a basic salary but not this much – Its always important to do the research before.
quote from the article below
The situation worsens on a daily basis. Drought, poor water supply, lack of electricity, high unemployment and so many more factors compound the problem. The average Swazi income is $21 a month.
The traditional caregiver in a family is called a “go-go” or a grandmother. In a sense she is the orphan director, trying to cope with a continually growing number of orphans. It is not uncommon for a go-go to be responsible for over 30 children with no access to funds or food.
The above is very much senseless – there is no granny that is looking after 30 kids in this country and if she does its her choice and because she is getting funding from some where. but a normal granny does not have so many grand kids – its ok to exaggerate but not to this extent. where would she get this kids from.
I would like to meet the granny if there is one and i will offer any kind of help i can possible have provided they all belong to her biological children.
In most case the truth is the best and people will give money with a clean heart if they see the truth and you dont have to be on a while chair for people to help you.- Meaning that people will always help with out painting such a bad picture about other people.