Photo Gallery: Water, Wells and Hope
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Photo Gallery: Water, Wells and Hope

German Aid in Africa Berlin Shifts Focus Away from the Poorest of the Poor

Peter Jander drills wells, distributes oxen and builds schools in Africa. Berlin, though, is changing its development aid focus to promote economic growth, particularly in countries on the African migrant route. Do traditional aid projects have a future?
Peter Jander at the Bidi Bidi refugee camp. He was able to arrange for the delivery of 50,000 liters of water in a single day when the camp's water supply collapsed last August.

Peter Jander at the Bidi Bidi refugee camp. He was able to arrange for the delivery of 50,000 liters of water in a single day when the camp's water supply collapsed last August.

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German Development Minister Gerd Müller has shifted focus to "reform champions" in Africa.

German Development Minister Gerd Müller has shifted focus to "reform champions" in Africa.

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Farmers plowing a field with oxen they received from Welthungerhilfe.

Farmers plowing a field with oxen they received from Welthungerhilfe.

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Peter Jander, project leader for Welthungerhilfe, at the school he helped build in northwestern Uganda

Peter Jander, project leader for Welthungerhilfe, at the school he helped build in northwestern Uganda

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