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By Nicholas Bennett

This can be the tale of 1 man's 40 yr odyssey operating to assist decrease 3rd global international poverty, and provides wish to a few of the main morginalised and exploited humans on this planet. all through his lengthy occupation Nicholas Bennett labored in one of the most distant and hard locations on this planet, confronted widespread coups and revolutions, when whilst elevating his relations.

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A few minutes later the staff would LOOKING BACK, LOOKING FORWARD 25 arrive, take their places, and immediately put their heads on their desks, and have their first nap of the day. An hour or so later the peon would shake each official in turn, to wake him up, and serve his morning cup of sweet tea. This was followed by an animated discussion of the week-old newspapers, and of local personalities and politics, and a second cup of tea. Tired out from the exertions of these discussions, the land reform experts would all have an afternoon nap on their desks in the sun.

Our possessions are our security. We travel from one country to another, from one hotel to another, with great suitcases full of stuff. We carry more in our suitcases than those who we are supposed to be helping have in their houses. In so many places where I have stayed, I have been astonished by how the people manage with almost nothing. A clay pot or two, some storage bins, old tins and FLIES IN THE SUGAR 31 bottles, mats on the floor to sleep on, and a micmac of miscellaneous kitchen items.

One group stayed in a village in the far North, and a second group in the Far East of Cameroon. The clearest finding of both groups was that villagers had absolutely no confidence in either the Government or any Government services or officials, and only wished that they would never have to meet or deal with a civil servant. Though the first village was only a five kilometre walk from a small town where there was a Government hospital, whenever any villager was seriously ill they would carry him or her nineteen kilometres to a mission hospital rather than face a Government institution.

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