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1. The Katine project has changed lives in a remote rural community in north-eastern Uganda, addressing key areas of deprivation, equipping villagers with the skills to help themselves, and pioneering an unprecedented level of transparency. Yet the ultimate measure of its success will be sustainability, says Madeleine Bunting
Patricia Asio is 13 and is coming to the end of her primary schooling, two years ahead of her peers. In her last exams, she attained the second highest grade. Such achievement in Ogwolo school in the sub-county of Katine is remarkable, and it owes much to the work of the African Medical and Research Foundation (Amref) over the last three years.

3.In this supplement, reporters have returned for a final assessment of what has been achieved since the Guardian's editor, Alan Rusbridger, launched the project in October 2007 and appealed to the generosity of Guardian readers. Barclays pledged to match-fund donations up to £1m and, with the help of Care International, added a microfinance strand to the project. Farm-Africa was brought in to provide agriculture expertise. Our team tells the story of how this expertise and your money have wrought change for a community of 29,000 Ugandans.

The story of Katine: introduction
1. The Katine project has changed lives in a remote rural community in north-eastern Uganda, addressing key areas of deprivation, equipping villagers with the skills to help themselves, and pioneering an unprecedented level of transparency. Yet the ultimate measure of its success will be sustainability, says Madeleine Bunting
Patricia Asio is 13 and is coming to the end of her primary schooling, two years ahead of her peers. In her last exams, she attained the second highest grade. Such achievement in Ogwolo school in the sub-county of Katine is remarkable, and it owes much to the work of the African Medical and Research Foundation (Amref) over the last three years. The school has benefited from new desks, books and classrooms.
_____________________ a situation in which people do not have basic things that they need to live a comfortable life
____________________never having happened or existed before
____________________capable of continuing for a long time at the same level
2.In virtually every hamlet scattered across the sub-county there are now heartening stories such as that of Patricia. In Ominit, a new borehole saves women such as Edith Apiango a 4km walk through an often flooded swamp to collect water. Apiango knew that the swamp water was dirty and gave her children diarrhoea; once, it nearly killed her small son. The gratitude of the women at the new water sources around Katine is overwhelming; they know all too well that the clean water which gushes from the pump has saved young lives. After malaria, dirty water (and the infections it brings) is the biggest killer of children under five.
These are the heartwarming stories of individual lives that have been transformed in a remote rural community in north-eastern Uganda over the past three years. They bring to life the reports and evaluations which have tracked the implementation of a development project focusing on five aspects of deprivation: health, education, water and sanitation, livelihoods and governance.
______________________a feeling of being grateful to someone because they have given you something or have done something for you
______________________ flows quickly and in large quantities
______________________ something such

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binding element of this project was subtler, something harder for journalists to report on, and it will be crucial to the long-term sustainability of the project. Every one of the achievements listed above has necessitated slowly building up the community's ability to organise and run itself. Over three years, a network of committees has been nurtured: VHTs, parent-teacher associations, water source committees, farmers' groups, parent-teacher associations, and village savings associations.
______________________four times as much, or four times as many
______________________extremely important because it has a major effect on the result of something
5.Each group has been trained, with chairs appointed and basic equipment, such as bicycles, provided. VHTs have been taught basic diagnostic skills, how…
… was particularly pressing in Katine. The area had experienced decades of violence and instability, most recently in 2003, when the rebel Lord's Resistance Army swept through, leaving a legacy of bitterness and suspicion.
This community rebuilding is essential to the project's sustainability. The water source committees will determine whether the boreholes are well maintained and repaired on time. Can they collect…
… development and environment emerge. How does Africa feed its growing population? How will the burden of disease be eased in a continent where millions of children never reach their fifth birthday?
The project has won several awards that recognised the unique collaboration between its partners. It has won admiration for pioneering unprecedented transparency, a model which many believe will influence the…
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