Always better to do it yourself (with a little help from your friends)
Pallangyo, a safari guide, is both proud of his tribal heritage and as a citizen of Tanzania. He is man of wisdom, insight and intelligence. His humor is delightful, he has a profound commitment to environmental stewardship and a deep loyalty to family and friends. Tangson is a farmer with along heritage in Zambia. His focus is on continuing improvements to his agricultural practices. Hard work and smart methods produces the very best outcome that can be coaxed from a difficult farming situation.
Both want a better Africa for themselves, their fellow citizens and most of all their families. They know that Africans must find made in Africa solutions. These are beacons for everything Engineers Without Borders is doing.
Tackling issues at the systemic level yields many business oriented solutions. Projects from wild honey harvesting to cell phone based banking to character based credit are prospering in an environment of home grown initiatives. To the EWB sponsored global engineer this is right in their wheel house, by providing “a little help for their friends”.