By Eliza McCullen
That intended giving up a role I enjoyed, one during which i used to be construction a profession, relocating out of our first starter domestic, a tiny field of a home in Alexandria that used to be now rented to 3 males and a puppy, and abandoning all that used to be popular to me. a certified operating spouse and mom used to the hustle and bustle of Washington, I all at once stumbled on myself in a single of the poorest and quietest international locations in Africa.
I used to be in a position to land a place at USAID because the tracking and review consultant during which I discovered of the various improvement concerns in Malawi: excessive toddler mortality premiums, the rampant unfold of AIDS, low literacy charges, malnutrition and stunting. In a land the place an oppressive dictatorship managed all media outlets—no one spoke of it. until eventually sooner or later a bunch of bishops stood on the pulpit and spoke out, and we watched because the state transitioned from dictatorship to democracy.
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