ProPublica published this long story about how good intentions go bad. The story was also published in TIME magazine.

An idealistic young American woman goes to Liberia, wants to save young girls from poverty and sexual exploitation, and opens a school called “More Than Me.”

Her Liberian partner works diligently by her side to publicize the school and raise money. She wins an award of $1 million from J.P. Morgan Chase for her charitable work in Liberia. The founder was feted at the Forbes 400 awards, where she met some of the nation’s eminent philanthropists.

Meanwhile, her Liberian partner is indulging in his pleasure, which is raping the young girls enrolled in the school. He eventually dies of AIDS, having infected several children with the disease.

A very sad story.