Being a first missioner sent to Sierra Leone as a Financial Coordinator, I was at first very stereotype, thinking Africa was purely linked to the words of poverty, hunger, sympathetic. So when I set my foot on the African land, I saw images which I have been seeing on television for many years, women carrying things on their heads, children in torn and dirty clothes (if they were wearing any) and families sitting on a pile of dust on roadsides. But this time, without the provoking music and the slow motions which are edited by the media, it was a completely different feeling to the country!
Gloria LEUNG, Accountant from Hong Kong, joined MSF in 2010. She was sent to Sierra Leone for her first mission.