“Thanks to CARE I have become a mirror for the women of my community.”
CARE Niger was established in 1974 in response to famine and has worked on several food security projects since then. The program currently focuses on health and nutrition, natural resources management, education, local governance, conflict resolution, women’s empowerment, microfinance, disaster risk reduction, and emergency preparedness and response.
Niger is the birthplace of our successful and often-replicated Village Savings and Loan Associations program, which economically empowers women and raises their social and political status. The project is known as ‘Mata Masu Dubara’ (MMD), or “ingenious women” or “women on the move.”
Since 2009, CARE Niger has been focusing on creating partnerships with civil society to encourage more sustainable development. The Strategic Plan for 2010-2015 emphasizes disaster risk reduction, strengthens emergency response and prevention, and aims to help create sustainable livelihoods for 150,000 households in extreme poverty.
Voices from the Lake Chad Basin
Film celebrating women banding together in Niger now available on Oculus App, Facebook 360
PARK CITY, Utah (Jan.
AMAN BADER, NIGER – Disconnected from the grid, and challenged with long distances to towns and neighboring villages, people living in Aman Bader and other remote villages engaging in community-based adaptation with CARE’s Adaptation Learning Program (ALP) now have a reliable sou
Congressional Staffers Visit Niger with CARE to See How U.S. Investments Are Improving Food Security and Saving Lives
WASHINGTON (Nov. 4, 2016) – A group of House and Senate Congressional staffers and influencers from the public and private sectors traveled to Niger with the global poverty-fighting organization CARE to see how U.S.
Twenty five years ago, Moira Eknes from CARE Norway arrived in the Sahel desert to plant trees in a remote region of Niger, West Africa. She couldn’t have known just what seeds she would sow.