Hello. I am Winston Duncan, the founder of Wheels to Africa. I would just like to write a little bit about how much people in Africa need help.
When I went to Africa I felt like I went 50 years into the past because of all the trash, pollution and overall lack of the necessities of life. In reality though, it was only a 16 hour plane ride. One example was when I went to the local market in Zimbabwe to buy some of the local woodwork which is world renowned. I went to the market wearing a t shirt and a vest, carrying a backpack. I came back with only a vest and shoes, and no socks. What I had done was trade my clothes for this valuable woodwork. In particular I got a chest board that in America would have sold for at least 50 dollars. I gave up two t-shirts and a pair of headphones that were given to me free on the plane.
I am trying to say that the people in Africa need everything they can get. But they have so much to give back in return. It is not right that they have so little and it seems that we have more than we need. So, what I want to say with this story is that Africans need your help. If we can give up some of the extra we have in our lives, we will see that we get back a lot more than what we gave up.
Thank you for reaching out to help. Please let us know what you can give, and how you can help. Africans need everything we can get. See you on December 8th!