he expression “ It’s all relative” kept coming to mind as we left Toliara to go to Sakaraha to teach about 22 students last week. Sakaraha is a two-hour drive to the north and east of Toliara. Toliara is poor, Sakaraha is dirt poor. Dirt poor, hmmmm, I’ve heard this common American expression before, and have read about the debate of it’s origins. Most say it was coined during the American Depression when some people were so poor that the floor of their home was simply dirt.