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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 2 Helicopters at Nhlangwini

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Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 2 Helicopters at Nhlangwini Raymond Auerbach project, with the emphasis on the involvement Introduction of local people in development planning. The Nhlangwini Integrated Rural Development Project aims to empower local The twelve women from the Nhlangwini area people to improve their quality of life, by are all primary health care workers with the helping them to develop strategies for project, each working in her own addressing their basic needs. neighbourhood. They have called themselves abasizi, a Zulu word meaning `helpers'. Their The Nhlangwini Ward is situated in southern work in the area has contributed towards a KwaZulu/Natal, South Africa, 80 km inland significant opening up of attitudes to the from the Indian Ocean, and about 220 km discussion of the role of women in society, and south of Durban. It consists of broken has resulted in the involvement of both men topography, varying in altitude from 300 to and women in an on-going debate on who 800m above sea level, and including two should take responsibility for contraception deeply incised river valleys. Mean annual and on how couples decide when to have rainfall is + 700mm. The ward has an area of children. approximately ...

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