Wudana Dokurugu

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  • U.S. economist Jeffrey Sachs, the founder of the Millennium Villages Project, says that villagers in Africa are stuck in a poverty trap, but he insists that with the right help, they can escape it for good. Many international observers, however, say he is well-intentioned, but they remain skeptical. (Associated Press)

    U.S. economist insists Ghana project is model for Africa

    In the village of Nabari on northern Ghana's dry savanna, 80-year-old Wudana Dokurugu lives with other widows in a clump of mud huts. They farm maize and soybeans in nutrient-poor soil, and say their food never lasts to the next harvest.

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