It all started on a hot day in a small village in rural Bangladesh four years ago. We began the morning chopping garlic and potatoes, and had hired a rickshaw wallah to cart five big pots of curry to a nearby school. When we arrived, there were questions, shy giggles and, suddenly, lots of hands – making mounds of rice, passing spoons to serve a friend’s meal and scrubbing bowls clean.
In our WorkDev series, Maia Gedde, author of Working in International Development and Humanitarian Assistance: A Career Guide, is sharing some of the book’s most important lessons on working in aid. This is the second post in the series–don’t miss the first one, on her motivation for writing the book.