Tag — Mayange, Rwanda

Innovative Hybrid Sanitary Pads Keep Girls in School

Field Note — Published .

50 girls in Mayange A school in Rwanda have been selected to participate in a new initiative called Be-Girl Pads, aimed at reducing the number of girls dropping out of school by addressing the challenge of menstrual management.

New Paper: Healthcare Services for Rural Sub-Saharan Africa Within Reach

Field Note — Published .

A new paper published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization has determined that providing rural sub-Saharan Africans a close-to-client health system by paid, full-time community health workers by 2015 would cost $2.6 billion per year, or just $6.86 per person covered by the program.

Pictures of Progress in Mayange, Rwanda

Field Note — Published .

Delphin Muhizi, Senior Business Development Technician, reflecting upon the agricultural progress in Mayange. The current structure of the Cassava Plant, donated by Millennium Promise, has helped this business become one of the most profitable businesses in Mayange. The processing business is now expanding as a result of the success.

Promoting Circumcision in Mayange, Rwanda for HIV Prevention

Field Note — Published .

Strong evidence now indicates that circumcision reduces the risk of HIV infection in heterosexual men by 38-66%. The WHO and UNAIDS currently recommend circumcision be part of a comprehensive program in preventing HIV transmission in areas with high endemic rates of HIV.

Women’s Knitting Cooperative Helps Pay the Bills

Field Note — Published .

The MVP is intensely focused on raising incomes through expanding business development opportunities which include forming cooperatives and investing in machinery.

Mayange Sees the Light at the End of the Tunnel!

Field Note — Published .

Mayange had been yearning for this moment for a long time: finally, the community of this Rwanda Millennium Village has seen the light, in every sense of the word.

Emerging from traditional to income-generating farming

Field Note — Published .

An entrepreneurial group of Mayange residents are building a new business by taking an old idea—beekeeping—and updating it with the help of training from the Millennium Villages Project and financial support from the Mayange Community Development Fund.

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