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close this bookBreaking the Barriers - Women and the Elimination of World Poverty (DFID, 1999, 24 p.)
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Travel and Transport

Poor women in Africa typically spend more than five hours a day travelling, mostly on foot, to meet the basic needs of their families We are currently contributing to village travel and transport work in Tanzania, and feeder road programmes in Uganda and Mozambique Similar programmes are under development in Nepal and Ghana We are helping women in Africa and Asia to examine their own transport needs and identify solutions, and working with the World Bank and national governments on a rural travel and transport programme in Africa