Charity by David Rubenstein
Approx. 2,040 words.
Published on November 27, 2012.
This is a Short Story.
Drought and war ravage the Ethiopian desert. But following the law of unintended consequences, it is our charity which causes the most damage.
In a famine-starved village of 1000 families, 970 have fled or died. This is the story of one which stayed behind.