Since 2006, Amman Imman has been working in the Tahoua region of Niger, and more specifically in the departments of Tchintabaradene and Abalak. We focus on the Azawak valley, covering an area over 80,000 square miles, with a population over 500,000 people. The dominant ethnic groups of the region are the Wodaabe Fulani and the Tuaregs. Thus far we have been responsible for six deep borehole-wells, providing over 130,000 people with access to clean and sustainable year-round water. Other projects conducted by Amman Imman, depending on the type of project, have supported over 15,000 people on a year-round basis.
We have implemented activities in the fields of WASH, health, education, economic security and environmental protection, including:
- drilled multi-village boreholes to provide water-scarce communities with water
- helped develop community project management committees
- launched reforestation and community garden initiatives as well as food banks to combat food insecurity and increase biodiversity;
- provided healthcare and health education
- build, restored and supported schools and education in various ways
- empowered women with income-generating activities with artisan cooperatives to promote traditional crafts and livestock cooperatives to rebuild herds lost to water scarcity.
Here are some figures, derived from our Health Impact Study, on the direct and indirect impact of access to water in our six existing sites, affecting 56 communities and around 40,000 people per year: