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Millennium Promise is a non-profit organization dedicated to ending extreme poverty. Its flagship initiative, Millennium Villages, is an integrated, community-driven strategy meant to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and provide communities with the basic tools and necessities to put themselves on the path toward self-sustainable development. Combining scientific and local knowledge, Millennium Promise believes in the need to attack the root problems of poverty—hunger, disease, poor education, insufficient infrastructure—simultaneously. The organization engages donor nations, corporations, and the public at large as stakeholders in the process. Currently, Millennium Promise works in 80 villages across ten different countries—Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, and Uganda. Each Millennium Village has approximately 5,000 inhabitants and work spans approximately five years. Sauri, Kenya was selected to become the first Millennium...
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