Monthly Archives: May 2009

The good news about dealing with rural development in Africa

At Open Africa wherever we go we find that every community has its own latent social entrepreneurs, not many, but a few individuals – mostly women, who have a burning desire and passion to change things for the better. Whether they are skilled or not, old or young doesn’t matter, for passion alone goes a long way […]

The hard part about dealing with rural development in Africa

Open Africa works mostly with rural and marginalised communities, who face many development constraints, the worst of which is referred to as the psychology of poverty. In this condition people have given up and don’t believe they can ever succeed, which means that to begin with their mindset has to change.  But the psychology of […]