Opportunity: Self Help Solutions to
Poverty in the U.S. and Africa
director: Michael Sheridan
(28 minutes) U.S.A.
Willie Head, Jr. is struggling to hold on to his
acres in southeast Georgia. Willie is one of the remaining 18,000
Americans who are losing their land at the rate of a thousand acres a
Teresa Massango, a farmer in Mozambique, in southeast Africa, is among
80 percent of Mozambicans who depend on their land to feed themselves.
They've faced war and famine, and are now threatened by investors
to profit from Mozambique's cheap land and labor.
Cultivating Opportunity tells the inspiring story of how poor
in Mozambique and the United States are creating opportunities to better
their lives. Their work is a road map to ending hunger and poverty, a
journey that begins within the communities themselves.
These two communities, in vastly different parts of the world,
surprising similarities in the self-help solutions they champion to
John Hoskyns-Abrahall, President
Oley, PA 19547
phone: (610) 779-8226
fax: (610) 370-1978