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POV | Good Fortune: Trailer | PBS

Duration: 02:38
Program: POV #2305
Broadcast Date: Jul. 13, 2010

Good Fortune is a provocative exploration of how massive international efforts to alleviate poverty in Africa may be undermining the very communities they aim to benefit.

In Kenya's rural countryside, Jackson's farm is being flooded by an American investor who hopes to alleviate poverty by creating a multimillion-dollar rice farm. Across the country in Nairobi, Silva's home and business in Africa's largest shantytown are being demolished as part of a UN slum-upgrading project.

The gripping stories of two Kenyans battling to save their homes from large-scale development present a unique opportunity see foreign aid through eyes of the people it is intended to help.

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Post Date: July 8, 2010