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If you have NEVER been to Africa, when someone mentions "Africa" or you hear "Africa", what is the FIRST thing that comes into your mind?

People associate different regions/continent based on media, informational material, myths, stereotypes and such. The main idea of this discussion is to find out what people who never had "first hand experience" think about the continent. Thanks for your contribution.

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  • Apr 6 2013: Water.
    Just that Africa is so in need of water.

    Don't want you to take this the wrong way, but whenever I think of Africa, I feel necessity not to waste water.

    It would be awkward to ask if it's okay to have this kind of thought..
    But is the way I think sounds ridiculous?
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      Apr 9 2013: Hi Elizabeth,
      Thanks for genuinely sharing your thoughts. I felt the same guilty wasting food when a thought of hungry children crossed my mind. However, I realized that unless I do something positive..the guilty part does not help the situation. Use your water in enjoyable free way and help where you can....there are numerous of organization that drill borehole in Africa for as little as $5 dollars donation. Africa has enough water...the means of supplying clean water is the challenge......
      Love, Mary

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