Combating Hunger via Livestock for Families, Niger

by Relief International Vetted since 2008


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:/​/​
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Twitter: @ReliefIntl
Project Leader:
Brenna Taylor-Ford
Philanthropy Associate
Los Angeles, CA United States
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Thanks to 19 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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