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Pupils work on computers at Ruhiira Twimukye Primary school.

Ruhiira has 20 government schools serving more than 11,000 children. After extensive construction in 2007, the MVP Ruhiira team has focused on completing upgrades at schools and continuing the school meals program, which serves twice-daily meals to all 11,000 children.

Posted by tfgsummit on 2010-08-30 11:22:17

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The small shop of Gimeyi Atworekire, Kabuyanda.

Posted by tfgsummit on 2010-08-30 11:22:34

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Pupils work on computers at Ruhiira Twimukye Primary school.

Ruhiira has 20 government schools serving more than 11,000 children. After extensive construction in 2007, the MVP Ruhiira team has focused on completing upgrades at schools and continuing the school meals program, which serves twice-daily meals to all 11,000 children.

Posted by tfgsummit on 2010-08-30 11:22:07

Tagged: , Benedicte Kurzen , VII , Africa , Uganda , Ruhiira , Rural area , village , banana plantation , banana , agriculture , dirt road , dirt , dust , walk , isolation , Millenium Village , children , school , pupils , computers , hospital , clinic , local , antenna , portraits , mobile phones , cell phones , phones , market , mothers , pregnancy , care , health , communication , laugh , women , men , UGA

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Two children laugh while sitting in front of some Matoke (green bananas), tomatoes and mature bananas being sold for a small income, Ruhiira Twimukye.

Posted by tfgsummit on 2010-08-30 11:22:02

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Street scene in Kabuyanda, the site of the Ruhiira Millennium Village. The Ruhiira cluster is situated in the Isingiro District of southwestern Uganda. The region is characterized as a highland region with elevations ranging between 1350m and 1850m above sea level. Road are extremely poor or non-existent, making travel between the villages and commercial centers, such as Mbarara, very difficult. As a result, connecting villagers to schools, clinics, markets, electricity, communications and local government is a significant challenge.

Posted by tfgsummit on 2010-08-30 11:21:58

Tagged: , Benedicte Kurzen , VII , Africa , Uganda , Ruhiira , Rural area , village , banana plantation , banana , agriculture , dirt road , dirt , dust , walk , isolation , Millenium Village , children , school , pupils , computers , hospital , clinic , local , antenna , portraits , mobile phones , cell phones , phones , market , mothers , pregnancy , care , health , communication , laugh , women , men , UGA

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The maternity ward, Kabuyanda.

Ruhiira has six health facilities, all of which have received significant upgrades and new additions by the MVP. The MVP has also completed the largest health facility at Kabuyanda with an operating theater where cesarean sections can be performed. Health facilities in Ruhiira are staffed with more than 50 trained health staff. In an effort to improve maternal and child health, the Ruhiira team introduced a midwife program that increases the number of women delivering under supervised care at the clinics as well as increasing the number of women delivering under midwife care at home.

Posted by tfgsummit on 2010-08-30 11:21:48

Tagged: , Benedicte Kurzen , VII , Africa , Uganda , Ruhiira , Rural area , village , banana plantation , banana , agriculture , dirt road , dirt , dust , walk , isolation , Millenium Village , children , school , pupils , computers , hospital , clinic , local , antenna , portraits , mobile phones , cell phones , phones , market , mothers , pregnancy , care , health , communication , laugh , women , men , UGA

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Pupils work on computers at Ruhiira Twimukye Primary school.

The Millennium Villages in the Ruhiira cluster are spread over several hundred square kilometers with extremely poor or non-existent roads, making travel between the villages and commercial centers, such as Mbarara, very difficult. As a result, connecting villagers to schools, clinics, markets, electricity, communications and local government is a significant challenge.

Posted by tfgsummit on 2010-08-30 11:22:12

Tagged: , Benedicte Kurzen , VII , Africa , Uganda , Ruhiira , Rural area , village , banana plantation , banana , agriculture , dirt road , dirt , dust , walk , isolation , Millenium Village , children , school , pupils , computers , hospital , clinic , local , antenna , portraits , mobile phones , cell phones , phones , market , mothers , pregnancy , care , health , communication , laugh , women , men , UGA

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Gimeyi Atworekire, 30, has a small shop where he sells airtime for cellphones in Kabuyanda.

Posted by tfgsummit on 2010-08-30 11:22:23

Tagged: , Benedicte Kurzen , VII , Africa , Uganda , Ruhiira , Rural area , village , banana plantation , banana , agriculture , dirt road , dirt , dust , walk , isolation , Millenium Village , children , school , pupils , computers , hospital , clinic , local , antenna , portraits , mobile phones , cell phones , phones , market , mothers , pregnancy , care , health , communication , laugh , women , men , UGA