GivingTracker| Everyone agrees that small miracles are happening today in Sauri, Kenya, one of the 80 Millenium Villages, that are the brainchild of Columbia University economist Jeffrey Sachs and The Earth Institute.
The purpose of the Mellenium Villages is to demonstrate that tightly focused, technology-based and relatively straightforward programs on a number of fronts simultaneously — health care, education, job training — can rapidly eradicate poverty.
Lovers of the Millenium Villages projects say they are a viable vision for the future. Critics say once small-scale positive results are absorbed into corrupt national infastructures, progress stops. REad the pros and cons: Sauri Journal = Shower of Aid Brings Flood of Progress via NYTimes.