The wodaabe women of Foudouk are the master embroiderers. They gathered to show me their latest work which I could not buy since there are few sales in America at the moment. I told them that we had to figure out what they could sell here in Niger. We purchased them a sewing machine a year ago, but they do not know how to use it so we will send a tailor back to teach them and bring some cloth, scissors and thread. They can then make clothes to sell locally.
They asked for a structure for them to gather and sew at a cost of $900. I agreed to propose this to the board. Then the men asked for a drilled well which we will also consider.
Alhassane explained to the men that we are in the process of trying to create a well drilling company which will involved teaching local people to drill their own wells. We will put their request into consideration for this project. They are already star students in our solar project.