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Last Update: June 17, 2019
Build a Nursery School in Chinganji
June 17, 2019
The latest from Chinganji, taken by a local photographer using his mobile phone.
Build a Nursery School in Chinganji
June 7, 2019
The nursery school is large (about 14 m by 6 m) to accommodate as many children as possible. Should be finished by the end of June!
Blog (Re)Post: Give African Villages Cash
June 6, 2019
For the purpose of testing blog integration, this is a re-post of an earlier article

Extreme poverty is growing ONLY in rural sub-Saharan Africa, afflicting nearly 400 million people. Debates about the primary cause — bad governance — often miss a key insight: while autocracy festers in many African capitols, democracy thrives in rural villages. New data show that annual transfers of small amounts of cash directly to villages, for development projects of their choosing, generate big development impacts per dollar spent. Additionally, academic research shows that cash transfers can promote democracy by bolstering support for opposition candidates challenging do-nothing, ruling-party politicians.

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Blog (Re)Post: The Inspiring Story of Kazembe Village
June 6, 2019
For the purpose of testing blog integration, this is a re-post of an earlier article

Question to Kazembe: "With modest cash transfers from us, would you harness local money, labor, and materials to complete development projects of your choosing?" Answer: "Hell, yes, it’s about time a NGO asked what we want!"

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Provide Clean Water in Mbanga
June 6, 2019
Henrick was at the village on Tuesday for the Community Water Point Committee preventative care and maintenance training. All civil works have been completed including the construction of the concrete apron and drainage.