Project #304 | Sustainable Gardening and Climate Adaptation in Rural Niger
Our Partnership with Rain for Sahel and Sahara
Niger, a land-locked country covered by the Sahara Desert, has been hit extremely hard by the climate crisis. Frequent and extreme droughts and floods significantly impact the soil, crop production, and availability of drinkable water. With a population of around 20 million, 84% of people live in under-resourced rural areas, and more than 50% lack access to safe drinking water. Additionally, 50% of children under five years old are chronically undernourished. Border closures, sanctions, and limited aid due to the recent coup will lead to increased food prices and decreased food accessibility for a population already struggling with food insecurity.
One Day’s Wages is partnering with Rain for the Sahel and Sahara to empower and train 95 women from historically marginalized ethnic groups to manage garden plots and fruit trees at three community gardens. These women will not only learn environmentally sustainable agricultural practices, they will also learn how to turn subsistence agriculture into profitable enterprises. In addition, 75 fruit-bearing trees will be planted at the community gardens in order to improve food security, diversify local food sources, and improve soil quality.
WOMEN WILL GENERATE INCOME FROM SELLING FRUITS & VEGETABLES
GARDENERS WILL BE TRAINED IN CLIMATE-ADAPTED GROWING METHODS
FRUIT TREES WILL BE PLANTED ACROSS 3 COMMUNITY GARDENS
Thank you for making this possible!
Our movement is grassroots, to us that not only means the work on the ground is led by local leaders with the support of the community, but it also means that we raise the funds for our projects through everyday donors just like you. In addition to all the donors that gave $25, $100, or $250 and the campaigners that ran a race or donated their birthday to raise funds, we also want to thank our generous business, school, and faith sponsors who believed in our work and joined the movement.
If you want to support future projects like this you can make a donation to the fund below.