Tag — Millennium Villages Project

Social and Emotional Learning in Ruhiira, Uganda

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The practice of cross-generational sex (CGS), has extremely negative impacts on school-age girls in Uganda, increasing their risk of HIV infection and reducing their self-esteem. The service and emotional learning (SEL) initiative in the Ruhiira Millennium Village aims to provide support and education for vulnerable adolescent girls. Above is a photo of girls participating in Eminyeeto, a young women’s empowerment program in Ruhiira.

Progress Toward Sustainability via Agribusiness in Malawi

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The Millennium Villages Project has begun to accelerate its efforts to promote sustainability. Mwandama, Malawi is leading is leading the way by creating rural cooperatives designed to help member farmers transition from subsistence to commercialized agriculture.

With 1,000 Days Left to Reach MDGs, A Look Back and Forward

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With the 1,000-day milestone to achieve the Millennium Development Goals in mind, the Earth Institute’s Sustainable Development Seminar gathered professors Jeffrey Sachs, Prabhjot Singh, and Vijay Modi reflect on the progress of the Millennium Villages Project.

African Voices: Community Health in Northern Ghana

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This post is part of a series from the Millennium Village site of SADA in northern Ghana which was launched in late 2012. Through their own voice, the series explores how the lives of community members are changing over the duration of the project. Please check back with us as they continue to tell their stories.

Book Distribution Ceremony at Ilolangulu Primary School

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“The new books are so beautiful,” declared Fatuma, an excited round-cheeked Standard 2 student. “I want to touch them, and read them, and learn about the things they contain.”

A Vital Link to Health Services in Sauri, Kenya

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Community Health Workers take advantage of low and high-tech tools to provide a critical link between village residents and the local healthcare clinic.

Innovative Tropical Laboratory in the Middle of the Ghanaian Rainforest

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When I arrived to the Bonsaaso Millennium Villages Project (MVP) site, my first impressions regarding the status of healthcare delivery were above expectations: I was pleasantly surprised about the great work that MVP and the Ghana Health Service had carried out in this cluster.

DIY Women Bring Mega-brand to Mwandama

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In Mwandama, a remote village in Malawi with no supermarket and limited internet, the community was falling right through the meshes of the consumer grid. But a group of enterprising women has achieved nothing less than a small revolution by effectively turning themselves into sales representatives for the world's second-largest consumer goods company.

Falanes: Beating AIDS Against All Odds

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Five years ago, Falanes Josephat hit rock bottom: she suspected her husband of being HIV positive, got tested and found out she was too. In poor, rural Malawi, this meant one thing: death. Five years on, not only is she still alive, she has a job and even a future.

Cassava Bread, the Sweet Smell of Success

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Martha dusts a small table with flour then starts kneading the dough, before dividing it into tennis-sized balls. Next to her, Jennifer places the balls on a tray and straight into the oven's open mouth.

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