Mission

Amman Imman empowers and supports Africa’s most vulnerable indigenous peoples and engages students worldwide as socially conscious leaders.

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PEOPLE OF THE AZAWAK

Little is known about the Wodaabe, a sub-ethnic group of the Fulani people, traditionally nomadic herders that range throughout West Africa from Mauritania in the North to Cameroon in the south and Sudan in the East.

Wodaabe makeup ed

An aura of mystery and romance surrounds the desert nomads known as the Tuareg. Long known as warriors, traders, and capable guides through the arid and rugged Sahara Desert…

making a Tuareg tent LIGHT AND WARM copy

News and Stories

Water and Women

Water and Women

Humanitarian and author Ariane Kirtley and  academic and economist Eric Orsenna debate the role of woman and water at the
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T La Revue

Ariane Kirtley & Erik Orsenna at #Womenforfuture.fr

Ariane Kirtley & Erik Orsenna at #Womenforfuture.fr Thursday, June 2@6:30pm Paris Time Tune in on Thursday, June 2, for a
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The "Water is Education" Borehole Opens

The “Water is Education” Borehole Opens

The "Water is Education" Borehole is now open! The borehole drilling took place in 2019, and construction was finally completed
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distribution pipes

“Water is Education” Borehole Almost Complete

December 22, 2021 - Finally after a long hiatus, with several starts and stops, the "Water is Education" borehole will
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Programs in the Field

Landscape Reforestation

Landscape Restoration

Bringing back the marshes, pastureland, and forests of the Azawak Landscape Restoration Bringing back the marshes, pastureland, and forests of the Azawak We are pleased to announce that Amman Imman has been chosen to participate in the Trillion Trees Challenge ...
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Water Security

Water Security

Background: The primary need in the Azawak is water. Half of the children under five die due to reasons linked to lack of water, or poor quality water.    Given the depth of the water table, which starts at 200 meters, very few technologies work in the Azawak.  Deep boreholes ...
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Food Security

Food Security

Background: Niger in general suffers from severe food insecurity.  In the Azawak, the abundant livestock, utilized for trade and for milk, curtailed food shortages in the region.  In fact, the Azawak used to be the best pastoral land of West Africa, and the wealthiest region. Most of the livestock has ...
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Healthcare and Education

Health Care and Education

Background: Access to any sort of health care is almost nonexistent in the Azawak.  There are few health posts, and those that exist are held by non-qualified government staff (people with no medical background).  Typically, getting to one of these centers takes several days by donkey.    The only two ...
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Revenue Generating

Revenue Generation

Background: Access to water makes it possible for livelihood activities to begin. Prior to having a borehole, people spent all their time looking for water, and had no time to take on “jobs” or engage in other activities that would allow them to make revenue. Extreme poverty overshadows each of ...
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