We journey with Gerri Graber from Powell River, BC to Chad. Here, Gerri teams up with Bartholomew Mokuh and together they work with the villagers of Manda to begin construction of a school. The people of Powell River become involved in raising money for the school and for a family of seven AIDS orphans that Gerri and Mokuh have befriended. At the heart of the film are the women of Chad who struggle to survive ongoing oppression. Despite everyone's best intentions and efforts, problems develop. The film offers insight into the challenges of bringing aid to Africa and the positive impact a few dedicated activists can have.