Patience Kankeh Posted about 1 year ago Can donor funding really fix African challenges, or should we empower African communities to address their own challenges? thanks for posting the question and for the intellectual participants. I 'm also in agreement that it will take both funding and empowerment. However, while most are discussing the government, I'm of the notion that it will take educated Africans carrying out a project in their village or town and demonstrating how to successful eliminate a local challenge and then move on to the next challenge. funding can help make this possible. We have to "think globally but act locally." As ex-pats we can choose to be part of the solution and not part of the problem (ex-pats who are western educated and are part of corrupt and suppressing governments).