Saturday, 21 July 2007

My trip to Mauritius and Rodrigues island

Earlier this month I went to Mauritius for work. Mauritius is known for its beautiful beaches and tourist resorts. Many forget that although Mauritius is a middle income country, it still has large pockets of poverty and a percentage of its population lives below the poverty line. I visited Rodrigues island, 640 kilometres off the island of Mauritius, where I met some powerful ladies who with some assistance but mainly through their actions and will power are coming out of poverty.

Here are two stories: One on "Training helps octopus fisher build a better life" and another on how "how a poor islander became a local leader"

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