RESULT: Through an innovative USAID-sponsored project, over a quarter of a million rural Ethiopians living beyond the reach of the formal system now have access to basic schooling. In just 10 years, the “it-takes-a-village” model is outperforming some of the country’s more established schools.
Long lasting insecticide-treated bed nets that drastically reduce the number of children who die from malaria; drug regimens for pregnant women living with HIV that prevent their babies and partners from getting HIV; and new vaccines to prevent pneumonia, diarrhea, and cholera are providing an opportunity to end preventable child deaths in a generation.
Through a first-of-its-kind agreement with the World Food Program, 30,000 Ethiopian smallholder maize farmers from relatively food secure and productive areas are supporting fellow Ethiopians in chronically food insecure districts.
Mamadou Coulibaly had just about enough with farming in the arid fields of southern Senegal. Dependent on a short, unpredictable rainy season, he saw his yields vary so wildly that by 1999, he gave up on the planting season altogether.