This evening we had the good fortune of listening Sr Deepti, a Nirmala Sister working as a missionary in Guinea-Bissau, a country in West Africa. We always thought that India is poor but hearing of this tiny country, poverty takes on a different meaning altogether. With political instability and rampant illiteracy and superstition prevelant, there is hardly anything bright here. No electricity, no newspaper, no decent transport facilities, no proper communication network, no text books in schools, scarcely any medical facilities and hardly any major industry - there is barely anything else that could be missing! It was a Portugese colony and the local government is still to stabilise.
Anyway God bless this country and its people.