In the Millennium Village Simulation, players take on the perspective of an exemplary family in a sub-Saharan African village suffering from extreme poverty. The object is to survive and thrive over a period of time. This is achieved by making activity decisions for said family and policy decisions for the village as a whole. This page is intended to get players started by delineating some of the key elements of the simulation.
Your goal as a player is to keep your family and village alive through 50 years of play.
Families survive through luck and by meeting subsistence needs. Within the simulation, there are 3 resources families need to acquire in order to survive:
- Raw Food
- Cooking Fuel (to cook the food)
- Drinking Water
How the Simulation Ends
There are 2 possible conclusions to each game:
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- Player's entire family perishes
- At least one member of player's family survives through 50 years of play