At the March 12, 2006 meeting of the Board of Directors of Friends of Niger, the board voted to allocate the sum of $500 to a newly formed NGO, Tin-Hinan. In the past year FON members have contributed over $1000 earmarked for micro-credit projects. RPCV Sue Rosenfeld will present the check to this organization on behalf of FON when she returns to Niger in late April.
Tin-Hinan is a non-profit registered with the government of Niger. The founder and president of this organization is a Tuarag woman, Habsatou Aboubacar. Rural women in Niger encounter enormous difficulties, among others, the lack of sources of revenue because of lack of means and time to take part in activities that will generate revenue and permit them to be financially independent. Our donation will help finance the micro-credit operation for the women of Goroubi in the Tillabery Region to enable the women of this region to provide for their needs and the needs of their children.
|Title:||Micro-credit projects for women|
|Global Objective:||Improvement of living conditions for women|
|Location:||Village of Goroubi|
|Budget:||9,630,000 F cfa (14,705 Euros)|
|Number of Beneficiaries:||20 women|
|Expected Start Date:||January 2006|
|Project End Date:||March 2007|
|Organization Name:||Association Tin Hinan|
|Official Contact:||Mme Habsatou Aboubacar
Tel: (00227) 88 42 04
BP 11470 Niamey Niger
For more information on this project, contact Gabriella Maertens at email@example.com.