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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»


Mrs. Haoua Issa is a champion for education in her village of Dan Bardé.  Although having never attended formal school, she has introduced a successful literacy program for her community. Haoua joined a literacy center in 2013 when USAID and its partners, Plan USA and Aide et Action, began the Niger Education and Community Strengthening ... Read More»

Factsheet: Le Niger se Lève

Le Niger se Lève describes all the efforts of U.S. Embassy Niger as it partners with Nigeriens to bring about a better future.  This important work encompasses activities in agriculture, education, entrepreneurship, communications, security, and more. We sincerely believe that Niger is on the rise.  As partners, we commit to working together to continue a ... Read More»
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