Changing lives in Niger - the Hands On way

Life is hard in Doutchi, Niger. Frequent drought and devastating floods have repeatedly destroyed harvests, meaning that it can be a struggle for families to have even one meal a day. Thanks to generous CAFOD supporters, the people of Doutchi have turned their lives around.

Through the Hands On Doutchi project, the community have been learning how to survive in extreme weather conditions. Sign up to receive more videos by email. 

Watch videos of your regular gifts in action

Thanks to generous Hands On donors, work is finishing in Doutchi. Three years on, the people of Doutchi have learnt how to survive on the edge of the Sahara Desert. Over the next few months, we'll be sharing videos from Doutchi by email. If you have been supporting Hands On Doutchi and are not receiving our email updates, please sign up so you can watch the videos.

Life in Niger

Niger is the world’s poorest country and is also one of the hottest. Getting enough food to eat is the biggest challenge for people living here.

But the people of Doutchi have worked hard to break this cycle of hunger, ensuring that each family can be sure of three meals every day.

Through training on new farming techniques to improve their land, caring for livestock and learning how to prepare for and recover from extreme weather, they are laying the foundations for a better and more secure future.

Introducing our next Hands On project

Hands On Doutchi is no longer in need of new donors, but we will be launching a new Hands On project in Colombia in a few months. We’ll let you know when the community is ready to get to work and if you’d like to, you can support them with a regular gift.

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