Mali Drought

How a Journey to Mali Changed the Way I Give to Charity

Sydney Loney | Posted 09.30.2012 | Canada Impact
Sydney Loney

As a city-dwelling lifestyle journalist, I tend to write about high-end spa treatments and the like. So when my editor at Chatelaine asked if I knew anyone who would travel to Mali in West Africa to write about the food crisis there, I was as surprised as she was to hear the words "I'll go." My time there changed the way I think about charitable giving. Mali is plagued with misfortune and desperately needs our help.