Since there's no hope of getting rid of the warlords who intercept nearly all international aid to Africa;
And since there is no hope that western nations might one day stop meddling in African affairs in order to rob the continent of its natural resources;
And since nearly all monies donated to African relief efforts have been the very definition of "throwing good money after bad";
Inside the Hotdog Factory has decided to jump into the game and get into the philanthropy business (and a good business it is!), not only raising money for Africa, but finally seeking to outfit the continent with what it truly needs: Bono shades.
Sure, food, shelter, clean water, mosquito nets, schools, infrastructure, stability, and a little rain are all things Africa needs, but nobody can provide them.
"Bono Shades for Africa" is an initiative with tangible, realistic, achievable goals -- that every man, woman and child in Africa have a pair of Bono shades by the year 2022.
It won't make the people of Africa less hungry, less susceptible to disease, make them safer, happier or one nickel richer. But neither has any other initiative in Africa.