Niger’s nomads are skilled craftspeople; the artistry trade is a whole identity to certain castes of people and has long supported them. Traditional skills have eroded over time, and fewer young women learn the skills their mothers and grandmothers knew. Keeping traditional culture alive is part and parcel of what we do. Members of our artisan co-operatives act as cultural ambassadors to the next generation. As they earn more, learn new designs and expand their markets, interest grows in the community.
Your contribution to help support these artisans is nothing less than an investment in the possibility for marginalized desert families to shape their own futures in the poorest country in the world.
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