Aid to Africa's starving: is cash better than food?
Abdoulai Mohamed counting the cash to be handed out to victims of the drought in Loruth, Kenya. Photo/Anjali Nayar
Cash for Kenyans
In drought-stricken Kenya, there's this pregnant woman who walks for kilometres every day, seeking ways to feed her family. And there are millions like her at risk of famine.
And now, one western aid group operating there is adding to the traditional approaches to foreign assistance. It's taken to handing out cash.
That's a bit of a departure from the usual goals of funding sustainable development because it lets the needy decide how to spend it, as we hear from Dispatches contributor Anjali Nayar in a village on Kenya's northern border.
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