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The Millennium Challenge Corporation, as part of its five-year, $540 million compact with Senegal, financed the construction of the Ndioum Bridge. As one local teacher put it: "It’s not debatable. This will be a better future for our children."
MCC's compact with Senegal not only boosts economic development opportunities for thousands of farmers and their families, but is an example of how a good partnership can profoundly transform individual lives as the country works to lift itself out of poverty.
The new Kolda Bridge in the Casamance region of Senegal does more than just strengthen economic and political links between the country's north and south, it builds human bonds between Senegalese and Americans. MCC Deputy CEO Nancy Lee recounts her visit.
The Ngalenka area of Senegal is being transformed from a brown, dry region to a green, thriving hub of rice production because of MCC's irrigation and water management project, writes Resident Country Director Randy Wood.
By supporting its partner countries’ efforts to reduce hunger, MCC also supports MDG 1’s goal to halve by 2015 the proportion of the world’s people whose income is less than $1 a day and the proportion of people who suffer from hunger.
Two women are turning an MCC-funded irrigation project in northern Senegal into an opportunity to feed local construction workers—just one of many opportunities for women to benefit from the sudden influx of capital and labor to the region.