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Africa: Coming to a donation box near you

Diary of a Mad Kenyan Woman writes takes a critical look at Western philantrophy in Africa: “I am intrigued by the recent proliferation of web-based giving and I have been keeping a curious eye on sites such as Kiva.org and Heifer International, in an attempt to understand what is going on. A few days ago, I found the Guardian Unlimited’s new idea: Katine. I was somewhat displeased, to say the least, to find that the Guardian thinks this Ugandan village exists in a time-warp.”

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