One Day’s Wages has awarded a grant of $11,700 to fund the installation of two drip-irrigated School Market Gardens for two Tuareg communities in the Air Massif region of Agadez most assessed to be at-risk for food insecurity.
Averaging 500 to 1,000 square meters, one School Market Garden can produce up to three tons of produce in a growing season. The gardens act as a key component to providing food security for the rural and remote nomadic communities that partner with RAIN. This funding will help community members realize their goals of generating their own food and income in a lasting way while utilizing their land and environment effectively and sustainably.
This partnership is especially timely in the wake of recent sporadic rains and increased food cost in Niger, creating a situation of greater vulnerability to food shortages in the coming months.
Based in Seattle, One Day’s Wages (ODW) is a new grassroots movement of people, stories, and actions to alleviate extreme global poverty by partnering with effective organizations that provide sustainable solutions. Supporters contribute the equivalent to a day’s wages; ODW then directly funds projects around the world. Learn more at: www.onedayswages.org