Topic — MDGs

A New Era of Poverty Reduction in Africa: A Perspective from the Millennium Villages

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View Interactive Map With Country Details Part of our Voices from Africa series. Many African nations are at an exciting moment in their social and economic development. The world’s Millennium Development Goals—adopted in the United Nations Millennium Declaration in September 2000 and designed to reduce extreme poverty and improve public health and education around the

Pictures of Progress in Mayange, Rwanda

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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.

Nigeria’s Ambitious Effort to End Poverty

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The government of Nigeria is using the billion dollars per annum that it receives in debt relief to take the Millennium Villages project to scale towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Above, young adults in the village of Ikaram receive computer training.

Breakthrough in Saving Lives in Rural Africa

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Earth Institute Director Jeffrey Sachs meets with Rokia, a community health worker in the Tiby Millennium Village in Mali. Mobile phones provide the workers with a vital link to a larger health care system. Photo: Millennium Promise

Tommy Hilfiger Shirts are a Hit!

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Get ‘em before they’re gone! These shirts are flying off the shelves here in Colorado!