Niger: Programme Overview and Projects


  • Niger: the fatal thirst quencher

    Niger: the fatal thirst quencher

    In Niger, there is a dramatic water shortage. Women and girls spend half a day filling their canisters. The water is often contaminated with bacteria and the infant mortality rate is high. More and better wells and simple sanitary measures are already making a big difference.
  • A millet variety is conquering the world

    A millet variety is conquering the world

    There is too little of everything: water, food, seed, fertile fields, even trees. This is typical of Abala region in the Sahel country of Niger. Local millet seed is the bringer of hope – the seed is appetising for humans, but the birds avoid it.
  • Water shortage in Niger: where is the nearest well?

    Water shortage in Niger: where is the nearest well?

    A hot, dry region, 90,000 men, women and children and only 208 water collection points with many of them faulty or dried up – the prospects are not good. SWISSAID is active in 21 villages to make sure the water begins to flow again.
  • The tax miracle of Gothèye

    The tax miracle of Gothèye

    A cure has been found for corruption: transparency and democracy. Both involve lots of hard work. A legal inspection of the Sahel state Niger ranked 106 on the Corruption Perceptions Index of Transparency International.
  • “The crises are coming closer and closer”

    “The crises are coming closer and closer”

    More and more people and less and less to eat – this is the alarming conclusion. But the people of Birni N’Gaouré in Niger are hanging in there. With the support of SWISSAID they are battling the crises – and improving their lives little by little.