Project #9928

Saving Lives in Niger, Mali & Sahel Region

by Mercy Corps
Sep 24, 2013

Strides towards Long-term Recovery in Niger

Women and children gather around community well
Women and children gather around community well

Repeated food crises in recent years have systematically weakened the ability of communities in Niger to adequately feed their families and prepare for future droughts. Though we have made great strides towards recovery, screening 19,000 children for malnutrition and rehabilitating 20 wells, the projected food shortages for 2013 continue to leave families in the Tillabéri region at risk. 

Your continued support in Niger is therefore critical to help families rebuild their lives and weather future shocks. 

So far, you have reached more than 4,000 households through: 

  • Training on animal husbandry techniques 
  • Well rehabilitation 
  • And cattle vaccinations 

This work benefits all members of the household, including women and girls.

Gender inequality in Niger is widespread and the bulk of household chores fall to women and girls, including the responsibility to care for livestock like sheep and goats.

Through providing training on animal husbandry techniques, you empower women and give them the tools to gain economic stability for their families. Sheep and goats are highly valued in Niger, and healthy animals afford women social influence as well as provide an important source of nutrition for their families.

Your support strengthens the recovery of vulnerable families in Niger during food shortages and helps communities become resilient to future food crises.

Thank you for continuing to care about people in need in Niger, one of the world’s toughest places.

With gratitude,

Carlene Deits



Women fill buckets with clean water
Women fill buckets with clean water



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Mercy Corps

Location: Portland, OR - USA
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Portland, OR United States

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