The internet is often a festering, boiling cyber pot of horrible people doing horrible things. And when we, the collective internet, see someone do something stupid, we pounce on the opportunity to mock them endlessly.
So when Sevelin Kinya from Nairobi, Kenya posted a bunch of blatantly photoshopped pictures of herself on Facebook visiting China, things might have gone sideways. The photos immediately went viral because of the obvious Photoshop job. However, the story changed directions when fellow Kenyan Sam Gichuru, founder of the startup Nailab, discovered the photos. Instead of merely laughing and reposting the botched pictures, he decided to do something interesting: He and his friends raised enough money to send Kinya to China for real.