In search of pasture, the nomadic Tuareg and Wodaabe of Niger, roam the Sahara desert. Largely ignored and unassisted, the inhabit the most desolate part of a destitute country ranked the worst place on earth to be a mother and child, and the poorest country in the world.
The NOMAD Foundation has worked for 14 years in Niger helping the nomads support themselves using expertise that has sustained them for centuries. We are now introducing new technologies such as solar power and water well drilling to bring them employment to help them improve their lives.
We focus on five essentials:
These will soon be available to all nomads in one location on the annual migration route at
It is often necessary to adapt in order to survive in a modern world, but adapting with pride in one’s cultural heritage intact, can make the transition less painful and at the same time enrich the outside world.