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  1. Alanna says:

    I think those are all better reasons that thinking your two-week trip to help build a well/toilet/church/school made a difference in anyone's life.

  2. ScarlettLion says:

    My issue is when the two-weekers have high minded ideals about changing the world and more specifically, that they personally are changing the world. When you're here for longer (or there, I guess, since I'm in the USA for the holidays), you realized the futility of such attitudes.

    If volunteers or who ever just want cheap beer? That's cool, I just don't like the self righteousness that comes with "I had cheap beer in Africa."

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