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2011-07-18 14:24:00

Plastic-pipe maker Walter Wang sees progress in three-country tour of Sub-Saharan water infrastructure projects NAIROBI, Kenya, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Walter Wang, president and CEO of JM Eagle, recently concluded a tour of water infrastructure in Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya being constructed with hundreds of miles of plastic water pipe his company donated as part of his ongoing efforts to aid impoverished villages in Africa. Shipping from its plants in late 2009, the...

2010-04-05 16:10:00

Improvements in education, health, and women's empowerment are focus of visit GUMULIRA, Malawi, April 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Madonna today visited Gumulira, a Millennium Village of approximately 5000 people in rural central Malawi. Raising Malawi, an organization co-founded by Madonna, has been a partner in the Millennium Villages project in Gumulira since its inception in 2006. Madonna was joined in Gumulira by Hans Vestberg, President & CEO of Ericsson, and Prof. Jeffrey...

2009-01-14 08:59:00

The Earth Institute at Columbia University and JM Eagle's Joint Project Already Having a Significant Impact on Village Women LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- JM Eagle, the world's largest plastic pipe manufacturer, and the Earth Institute at Columbia University today announced the official completion of a new water infrastructure system that is bringing safe drinking water to more than 13,500 people in one of the poorest and most remote areas of Senegal. Begun last summer as part of the...

2008-09-26 15:00:42

NEW YORK, Sept. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Green Family Foundation (http://www.greenff.org/), a private, non-profit organization that supports social programs dedicated to improving global health and elevating universal socio-economic conditions, announced today that it has joined forces with the Earth Institute at Columbia University and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine to fight extreme poverty, hunger and disease in rural Haiti. The Millennium Villages Project in Haiti, which...

2008-07-17 15:00:36

LIVINGSTON, N.J., July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- JM Eagle, the world's largest plastic pipe manufacturer, announced today that it has launched a major initiative with Columbia University's Earth Institute to provide safer water to more than 11,000 of the poorest people in Senegal. JM Eagle has donated and delivered over $800,000 worth of high-strength polyvinyl chloride (PVC) water pipe which is being installed in several Millennium Villages-projects designed to end extreme poverty in rural...

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2006-04-03 23:30:00

SAURI, Kenya -- James Alede has never seen anything like it. His small farm has produced a bumper maize crop, and for the first time in recent memory he doesn't have to worry about his family going hungry. In a country where every tenth person depends on food aid, this village in western Kenya is the subject of an experiment, partly American-funded, which its authors say can show rich countries how to do better at helping poor ones feed themselves. With a scientific blitzkrieg approach that...


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