Posted by Joshua Whitener on Monday, May 23, 2011,
Volunteering abroad is funny thing. When taking the plunge to go abroad,
our assumptions on difficulty are often corporeal, things like pit toilets, unbearable
car rides, etc. But I’ve found that the real trials we international volunteers
face here is social.
Recently, I was at the market with a fellow volunteer who asked the
price of grapes. “Whiteman pay 500 for 1-1 grape.” Many Cameroonians have a way
of seeing us foreigners as money bags. They assume we come from our palaces in