Lowndes County's Raw Sewage Problem | ACRE (Alabama Center for Rural Enterprise)
Rural residents of Lowndes County in Alabama lack access to any form of a sewage system and are therefore exposed to disease. In Lowndes County, this mainly affects poor African-American families. These Third World conditions should not exist in America today.
The Alabama Center for Rural Enterprise (ACRE) is working to address these issues. ACRE was originally founded in 2002 as part of the Alabama Rural Initiative of the National Center for Neighborhood Enterprise. A model for addressing poverty in economic development in one of the poorest areas of the nation, ACRE is located in Lowndes County, Alabama.
Duke undergrad Jacob Rosenberg produced this promotional video while researching with the Duke Human Rights Center at FHI.
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