There are currently 152 developing countries, a figure provided for by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
These countries are beset by common challenges, such as high levels of poverty, human resource weakness, and economic vulnerability.
To any parent, then, it can feel scary to want to raise a child in a developing country.
This post is not to discount that parenting is easy—it is not.
In fact, I deem parenthood as the most difficult job I’ve ever taken for it goes without a written script and one in which I need to confront uncertainties all the time.
It is difficult to be a parent, but every parent will agree with me that it is very fulfilling.
I’ve taken many roles in the past, with work that allowed me to live in offbeat places that I never in my wildest dreams would imagine visiting, to meet people who became my mentors and lifelong friends, and to simply, be me: that hippie-ish, nature-loving me.
All along I thought to work in community development was fulfilling enough — not until I became a mom.