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January 16, 2002

On a good day, when it isn’t raining and the traffic in Manila is moving smoothly, it takes two hours to drive from the University of Santo Tomas here to the village of Malasa. For the past eight years, faculty members from the university have been making weekly trips to the village to teach women how to read and write, grow better crops, and care for their children.