Also called the Adder Region, Tahoua covers 106.677 km, representing 8.4% of the country of Niger, with an estimated population of nearly two million. Tahoua is borders the Sub-Saharan zone to the north and the savanna to the south, between the Tillaberi and Agadez regions. The northern area of the region is most prone to drought and is where both nomadic and semi-nomadic who make their primary living by herding cattle live, including Tuareg. This region shares similar challenges to Agadez and Tillaberi, such as low literacy rates, especially for girls, the exodus of men in search of work, and food insecurity. Both infrastructure and development of industry is very minimal.
Tahoua is a region whose challenges fit very well with RAIN's programs, and it's our hope to partner with Tahoua communities in the very near future.
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