Fall 2010

Building a Road, Building a Future

The small village of Nkuv is 25 miles from Kumbo, a city of 60,000 in northwest Cameroon. In order to reach hospitals, marketplaces and schools, residents of Nkuv must walk for five or six hours or take expensive all terrain vehicles over a deeply rutted, often impassible road. The road is in such bad shape that some, such as the very sick and expectant mothers, do not make it to their destination.

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