Funding facilities for 2 eco-communities in Niger

Water tower, cereal mill and vegetable garden with orchard needed for self-sufficiency

collected on a goal of 20,000 €

Project funded


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Funding facilities for 2 eco-communities in Niger

This is Niger, located south of Algeria and Libya and 80% made from Sahara and Sahel… In other words, the desert!

Access to water is a challenge for a large part of the population. Poverty rate was 41.4% in 2019, meaning more than 9.5 million people.

Self-sufficiency is the right way that’s why Seed wants to support the construction and equipment for two eco-communities. This project would also be a real solution for women and girls mainly in charge of water supply and cereal grinding.

  1. water supply by Rotary drilling, a method implying to dig tens metres deep to bring water to surface and store it in a water tower (5 cubic meters capacity). The water tower will have a solar panel pump allowing self-sufficiency for at least 500 people.
  1. a cereal mill to grind millet, sorghum and other local cereals in a few minutes instead of several hours now with a mortar! 
  1. a vegetable garden (cabbages, tomatoes, bell peppers, moringas) with an orchard — mango, orange and lemon trees — which is good for food diversification. Moreover, people could sell crop surplus to nearby markets.

Total budget: 20 000 €

The achievement in image

Project in Niger completed! The Seed endowment fund, committed to serving the most vulnerable, financed the installation of equipment in 2 ecovillages. The equipment, made for an amount of €20,000, is now operational: ✅ drilling of water towers by the so-called “Rotary drilling” technique aimed at digging up to several tens of meters deep in order to bring the water to the surface and then store it in a water tower. It will be equipped with a pump with solar panel guaranteeing autonomy in drinking water for a minimum of 500 inhabitants. ✅ installation of grain mills on site to relieve the daily lives of women and girls, who are often responsible for processing cereals (millet, sorghum, etc.) ✅ development of vegetable gardens (cabbages, tomatoes, peppers, moringas) including fruit trees — mango trees, orange trees, lemon trees — in support of food diversification. In the event of an abundant harvest, the inhabitants will thus be able to trade. In an area that is increasingly suffering from drought, supporting populations towards self-sufficiency is essential!

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