AP/Long Island Newsday Profiles Effort to Address HIV/AIDS Through Community Development in Kenya
August 19, 2008
The AP/Long Island Newsday on Sunday examined the efforts of a mother-daughter team to reduce HIV/AIDS through community development in Kenya. Rosemell Ong'udi and her daughter, Loyce Mbewa-Ong'udi -- who runs the Rabuor Village Project -- have developed "community-owned" programs in which residents rather than donors set the priorities. According to the AP/Newsday, the project's work "embodies what experts consider the most effective approach to development."
According to the AP/Newsday, the village "is not utopia," and residents often disagree over how the project should operate. However, "competing views are a sign of subsistence farmers becoming active citizens, of women speaking up," the AP/Newsday reports. In addition, such disagreements are part of the reason why some people believe the project will work in the village in the long-term, compared with other projects that collapse when donors leave, the AP/Newsday reports (Borst, AP/Long Island Newsday, 8/17).
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