Combating Hunger via Livestock for Families, Niger

by Relief International


RI's Livestock Program is supplying starving pastoral households or communities, the most vulnerable populations in Niger, with herds & flocks of livestock for income & food supplies during droughts.
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With the onset of a devastating drought in 2005, survival became especially difficult for pastoral families. Most of their wealth & livelihoods lies in the flocks of cows, sheep & goats that they tend in the Sahara desert. Restocking animals is an important strategy to help pastoral households & communities build up sustainable income and food supplies. The project targets pastoral families who have lost their livestock & have suffered through months of chronic hunger & thirst.


With a local partner, RI is organizing Livestock Fairs in 12 villages to provide animals to the poverty-stricken Nigerian households as well as to train animal health workers in each village. All profits are kept within the communities.

Long-Term Impact

The project provides individual pastoral households and ultimately whole communitites the livestock to sustain their livelihoods and secure their food source. It will boost & integrate the communities' economies to benefit the entire country.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


Ri's Additional Prgrams in Niger
Emergency Relief in Response to the Hunger Crisis
Additional Livestock Prgrams in Africa

Organization Information

Relief International

Location: Los Angeles, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Relief International
Project Leader:
Brenna Taylor-Ford
Philanthropy Associate
Los Angeles, CA United States

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Thanks to 20 donors like you, a total of $1,835 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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