Case Studies

Aichatou the goat breeder providing for her family

Once a displaced woman in crisis-affected Niger, through resilience and determination Aichatou now supports her family through goat breeding.
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Married at 12, Yakoura speaks out against gender-based violence…

Yakoura caught HIV after being forced into marriage at 12. She is now a key advocate in the fight against gender-based violence and child marriage in her community.
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Youth leader fights for girls’ emancipation in Lake Chad…

Bintou, 23, wants to see the emancipation of girls, despite the crisis. She is conducting a mentoring programme to help other girls.
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How green energy is transforming women’s lives

Sapa has set up a successful business thanks to a solar platform installed in her village, in central Niger.
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Cattle-drawn cart takes Zina to school

In Maradi region, Zina can access education despite long journeys to school. She enjoys daily rides on a cart and has good grades.
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New opportunities through training for young man with disability…

Despite losing his arm in an accident, Lawali will soon be able to repair motorbikes through training from Plan International.
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Djamila overcomes stereotypes to become female carpenter

Djamila left school when she was 12. Now she is being trained in carpentry and is hoping to train unemployed young people in her community.
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Girls in Niger now have a safe space to express themselves

More than 100 girls are part of the Girls Out Loud group which brings girls together virtually to discuss the issues affecting their lives.
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Girls fight for sexual and reproductive rights

In Niger, an association of girls and women is fighting for sexual and reproductive health and rights, including in crisis-affected areas.
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School children grow their own vegetables in Niger

In hunger affected Tillaberi region, children enjoy gardening at school. Some use their skills to start their own gardens at home.
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Hunger tightens grip on drought-stricken Niger

Niger is in the grip of the worst hunger crisis seen in decades with 4.4 million people in need of urgent humanitarian assistance. Plan International is scaling up its response to the crisis.…
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