Marie Michael Library
Life 3 Series, Part 6: It Takes a Village
In 1991 a cyclone struck the district of Chakaria in western Bangladesh. Foreign aid flooded into the region in the wake of that disaster, but in what is still a conservative Muslim region the aid bred dependency and mistrust. What was needed in Chakaria was a real experiement in community participation, one in which the villagers could decide what kind of health services were necessary, and then take it upon themselves to facilitate those services. This video tells the story of the experiment.