Since inception, the Pampaida Millennium Village has achieved many successes.
All Field Notes
In the cold morning air heavy with mist, green waves rise gently from deep valleys up to Ruhiira's hilltops then flow downwards again, engulfing small villages.
I had the wonderful opportunity this spring to visit two Millennium Village clusters, Ruhiira in Uganda and Sauri in Kenya, with a group of extraordinary donors.
As the Millennium Villages Project moves toward its second 5 years, the vision of the project, of jump-starting the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the poorest countries, is becoming reality.
Critics of sustainable development projects initiated by Westerners in Africa often raise a question: what happens when those Westerners pull out? The answer lies in an important concept: community ownership.
Zina Salum, 24, flanked by two barefoot girls in bright dresses, waits patiently for her turn on a bench at the Ilolangulu dispensary in the Mbola cluster (Tanzania).
In April 2009, the Millennium Villages project completed construction of a new road in Mali. Following alongside the Niger River, the road connects the Tiby, Mali cluster of Millennium Villages with health services and markets in the town of Markala.
A partnership between buildOn and the Millennium Villages project has completed 30 new schools in Mali. Together these 30 schools will provide access to education for up to 4,500 kids in the Mali Millennium Villages cluster.
When holding a hammer in your hand, every problem can look like a nail.