July 23, 2010
I've found that you can't fight some kinds of poverty. I know Bono would like to make it so that longitude and latitude don't determine the quality of a child's life - but I find culture, and belief, to be bigger than packages of food, or water filtration systems.
Morris and I visited Joyce Katende today. I told him last night that he needed to think like an American. I told him that things here that are normal to him aren't normal to us, and if we are going to do media together, he needs to think of things that are every day to him, but aren't. I told him to look with new eyes. That's when he nodded his head, looked at Millie and said, "I need to take her to Joyce." Afterward, we talked about jerry cans and how women are always the ones carrying them. He said he had never noticed, and boy did I give him an education!
Anyways, we rented a boda from a friend of his today, and took off out of town so that I could take some photos. "If this tugged at my heart, surely it will tug at yours," he told me, raising his voice over the hum of our boda.