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Thanks to the U.S. Embassy, Two Groups Flourish for Women Entrepreneurs

In Niger, two groups of determined women are making a difference for their communities and their own financial futures.  Brought together by U.S. Embassy Niamey in 2015 and again in 2017, the groups have become vital resources for professional advancement, social support, and peer-to-peer lending. Inspired by a November 2017 workshop that included lessons in ...
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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Niamey, Niger

Location:  Niamey, Niger Event:  Terrorist groups continue plotting attacks in Niger and may attack with little or no warning, targeting foreign and local government facilities and areas frequented by Westerners. Security measures in Niger remain heightened due to threats posed by extremist groups. Actions to Take: Review your personal security plans. Be aware of your ...
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A Life-Saving Solution in Maradi

For some villages, boreholes are a lifeline, providing a clean and reliable water source.  However, boreholes do break down, and the cost of repair is often overwhelming, sometimes leaving villages without water for as much as six months. Working with USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (FFP), one local mayor in Maradi engineered a solution. Instead of having one village ...
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Why do we say Niger is Rising

Why do we say Niger is rising? Because initiatives like MCA-Niger are helping municipalities like Birni N’Gaouré Commune. Hadjia Maiga Fati, Mayor of Birni N’Gaouré, notes that her community (in Dosso) will benefit from the construction of a rural road, which, she says, will contribute to improving the living conditions.”As a mother and mayor of a ...
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