Madagascar’s Millennium Village goes it alone

by IRIN News

Rosalie Rabodozafy stands in her family’s flourishing rice field. Sambiana, her village, was selectied as one of 14 Millennium Villages, where it was hoped that that a large injection of public investment and foreign aid could boost household incomes, improving savings and local investment.  Now the foreign aid is coming to an end.  Photo: Andreea Câmpeanu/IRIN

A Millennium Village in Madagascar is learning to stand on its own as five years of support from the UN Development Programme (UNDP) come to an end this month.