This is a very easy read (although disturbing if you are not already aware of the brutality of Africa), on what is an incredibly complex issue. Lisa's expereinces reflect those of many others who have travelled this area of the continent and you are left with the question of whether we can make a difference. The answer, of course, is yes to those few that you can help, but the region is so corrupt that the big picture is unlikely to ever change. Belgium tried it and failed! But, to hear of the minor successes achieved does at least gives us all hope that some people can benefit from a more direct approach to giving.