Impacting Niger – Agricultural Outputs

$50.00

With your donations, the national trainer will expand the program into other village sites—and as the villagers feel empowered to implement these new agricultural techniques, the livelihood and survival of their families will increase.

Description

Joseph stored up huge quantities of grain, like the sand of the sea; it was so much that he stopped keeping records because it was beyond measure.

GENESIS 41: 49


The Fulani, living as subsistence farmers on the edge of the Sahara Desert, are experiencing drought due to soil degradation and an increasingly shorter rainy season. Seasons of hunger have  become a way of life.

Matthew and his extended family survive on the millet crops that they harvest each year—some years, the harvest is sufficient to feed them for 7-9 months, other times only for 1-3 months. As a result of desertification, locust infestations, and changing rain patterns—they face many challenges to feed their families!


Prayer

Oh Lord, we pray for the Fulani who have a fatalistic worldview regarding their poverty. We ask that you would give them courage to adapt to new agricultural practices in order to increase their ability to feed their families. As they embrace new farming methods, may they come to recognize You, the One who sees their needs.