Welcome to the Millennium Village Simulation!

You will play the role of a farmer in a small village in Sub-Saharan Africa. Your goal is to provide for your family as you move from subsistence farming and fishing to income-generating activities. But life is tough! You'll need water and fuel. You'll face droughts and epidemics. Each turn represents a single growing season, and you'll have many choices to make. What to grow. What to buy for your family. How much to tax the village. Whether to deposit money in your community account for a dry day. The more you're able to improve life for your family and the village, the more points you'll earn. Good luck!

Three pictures: satellite image of Potou, picture of a millennium village, snapshot of the map from the game.