Why World Vision is in Niger

Niger is experiencing ongoing conflict. Recurring terrorist attacks from Boko Haram in certain regions caused instability. Militant groups abducted about 100 children in 2018, and hundreds of thousands of people have left their homes to escape the threat of harm. However, Niger’s economy, which is largely dependent on agriculture, is holding steady. Despite the stable economy, many families still struggle to lift themselves out of poverty. In some regions, winter floods damaged more than 200,000 people’s homes and livelihoods. And in other parts of the country, teachers and health workers led repetitive strikes, jeopardizing kids’ access to education and healthcare. Though serious malnutrition still affects some young kids, the country’s rates are low. Thanks to the support of our donors, we reached many vulnerable children in Niger this year. Joined by government partners, we launched a campaign to combat violence against children throughout the country. Many of the awareness programs focused on ending child marriage. Communities are becoming self-sustaining and thriving as we help everyone engage with the changes that involve them. As kids are empowered to lift themselves out of poverty, they can better transform their communities for lasting change.

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.

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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

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