Mr. Byarugaba, a father of four, runs a tailoring business in the remote village of Ruhiira, Uganda. Thanks to the Millennium Villages Project and the SharedSolar initiative, he is now able to take on bigger orders and has considerably increased his income. Read More
A still from the Virtual Reality film Evelyn’s Story, by Oxfam Australia. Evelyn and her community were facing an extreme water crisis, only getting access to clean water for about two hours every eight days, if at all. Here, Evelyn watches her friends and family after the completion of the film. See the film here
A still from a short video on business development in Mayanage, Rwanda, a settlement built to house returnees after the genocide. The business development programme focuses on women, and particularly land-less women, earn incomes to support their children and gain independence. See the film here
A shot from the Global Handwashing Day celebrations in Mwandama, Malawi, organised as part of the Uniliver and the Millennium Villages Project partnership to improve sanitation across Africa.
Today, perpetrators and victims of the Rwanda genocide live side by side in Mayange resettlement village, focusing on reconciliation and improvement of their living conditions, and refusing to let the past stand in the way of a better tomorrow. The basket weaving cooperative Imasirire (sunrise, in the local language), was set up by the Millennium Villages Project (MVP) in 2007. Here, the ethnic background doesn't matter. All that does is weaving baskets with all the colors of the rainbow and selling them at a profit.