As Africa faces a mounting food shortage, some farmers in Kenya and Rwanda find themselves unable to grow enough food to feed their families and make a living. A non-profit group called the One Acre Fund is attempting to address their problems. Continue reading
Correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from Kenya on new efforts to help poor residents of Nairobi’s crowded, unsanitary slums find adequate housing through entrepreneurship and microfinancing. Continue reading
Mohammad Yunus and the Grameen Bank won the Nobel Peace Prize earlier this year for their work in microfinance. The NewsHour’s economics correspondent Paul Solman speaks with Yunus about how micro-entrepreneurs improve the overall health of economies.