My husband, Gary, and I met up with the rest off our group, a delegation from Books For Africa, a US NGO that sends over 3 million books to Africa each year. We went to visit schools and libraries, to talk to the people and find out what they need.
We traveled to Malawi to see it first hand. The people in Malawi are desperately poor. They are all struggling. But the National Library of Malawi has a terrific distribution system and has been getting the books all over the country to folks who need them.
The people are warm and friendly in Malawi and the children enthusiastic and lovely. Here are some pictures of children we met.