As the largest country in West Africa, Niger has over three billion cubic meters of drinkable water available underground. The problem is, few can afford to build systems to bring it to the surface.

Around half of Niger’s population lives below the poverty line. Between the desert landscape and shortage of clean water, farming—and life—are difficult throughout the country. These are some of the reasons Niger consistently ranks near the bottom of the U.N. Human Development Index.

About Niger

  • 19,899,120 national population
  • 45.7% live below poverty line*
  • * Living below the poverty line is defined as earning less than $1.90/day.
  • 64.01% of rural lack access to water *
  • 94.13% of rural lack sanitation *
  • * We work almost exclusively in rural areas, where the need for clean water is incredibly great.

Our Work Here

  • Started working in 2014
  • 231,704 people served *
  • * This number represents the total number of people who will gain access to clean water after all projects have been completed. This number is updated periodically as we receive new information from the field.
  • 476 projects funded
  • $6,647,401 invested

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