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Why World Vision is in Niger
We never give up on people
World Vision child sponsorship looks at all the things that prevent children from surviving and thriving in their community, and then works with that community to bring all the pieces of the puzzle together to build a better life for all children. For sponsors, it’s a personal way to show God’s love to a child in need in a life-changing way.
Progress in Niger
Thanks to the generous support of donors, we’re making great progress toward the well-being of children and their families.
Child Protection and Care
Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared for by their families, and participating in their communities as agents of transformation.
- Thousands of children learned about their rights and the importance of child protection. They were also given tools to help keep themselves and other kids in their community safe.
Healthy Children and Families
Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease, and have access to essential health services.
- Nearly 25,000 people now have better access to healthcare. For example, one healthcare center was renovated and equipped with new latrines that make the centers more accessible for women and girls.
- More children are safe from preventable diseases after receiving vaccines.
Education for Better Lives
Children have opportunities to learn and to develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future, and families and communities support children's education.
- Reading clubs were established in many communities in Niger to help students practice their reading and writing skills outside of the classroom.
- Mothers are better equipped to provide for their children after they learned about financial management and joined savings groups. The women are now able to use their earnings to pay for their children's school fees.
Prayer Requests from Niger
World Vision's staff in Niger are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:
More children would be safe from malaria.
A good rainy season in 2019, so families can grow enough food for the whole year.
News from Niger
Child marriage is a violation of human rights. Marrying as a child compromises a girl’s development and severely limits her opportunities in life. Get the child marriage facts and learn how you can help end it.
650 million women alive today were child brides, and millions of girls are at risk of marriage each year. For many, child marriage means a life of hardship, ill health, and low educational achievement. Find out the 10 worst countries in the world for child marriage and how to help prevent it.
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