Harmattan desert wind blowing across the landscape
en route across the desert. Takes a special driving skill to navigate the terrain
early morning view of the Sahel desert from our puddle jumper
Arial view of Agadez. Desertification is a major problem in land-locked and resource-poor Niger.
Village chiefs greet us.
Bovine drawn well
Village women tend to substence crops, to feed family members.
Generator powered well. This has allowed the village to plant cash crops for resale.
Land ready for planting
Sun dried tomatos
An association of women greets me in their tent. They organized to help each other, after devastating flash floods leveled their houses. Niger, 2010
Touareg village chiefs meet with us to discuss what projects they need funding and how they are getting organized.
Agadez's mosque; the oldest in the country.
Our escort in Tahoua
Young girls carrying a goat to market
A village chief in Tahoua explains how the funds were used, the progress made, and what else is needed.
Young girl in the first school ever for the village. This has allowed girls to get access to education as well. Niger, 2010
Gangale women's association, in wind and sand-blown desert
The president of the Gangale group
Tahoua village woman shows off her goats. The program provides two young goats for each woman, to then fatten and resell for profit.