About FON

Friends of Niger is an organization founded by Returned Peace Corps Volunteers to initiate and support activities related to Niger and its people.  We pursue three main purposes:

  1. Connecting and engaging people who have connections to Niger including diaspora, Nigeriens those who have worked or are working Niger,
  2. Supporting development and humanitarian activities in Niger, and
  3. Advocating for and educating about Niger

We aim to serve as a clearinghouse for Niger-related opportunities, and to network with and engage our 850+ members in ongoing activities and projects related to Niger.

We promote development by providing funds and fiscal sponsorship for projects that support our mission and values.  We partner and connect to other organizations to link needs with resources.  We educate others about Niger and advocate for activities and policies that promote the mission of Friends of Niger.  We strive to maintain a low overhead and leverage the skills and assets of members and volunteers to accomplish our mission.  We focus on projects that are locally identified and add value to the lives of Nigeriens.

We welcome new members!  Any person with a personal or professional interest in Niger can apply for membership and is entitled to receive regular e-newsletters.   JOIN NOW.   Those members who have made a minimum donation of $20 annually are considered voting members with the right to vote for the Board of Directors and for any other issues that may be brought to the voting membership.

Read 2020 Annual Member letter here.

Review Annual Financial Statements 2019 , 2020

Click to view the Friends of Niger Bylaws

Friends of Niger is an all-volunteer tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and contributions to Friends of Niger are tax-deductible.  DONATE NOW

Friends of Niger is an affiliate group of the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) although our membership is not limited to former Peace Corps Volunteers.  In addition to the option of donating directly to Friends of Niger via PayPal or direct payment, donations can be made through the NPCA Website: http://www.peacecorpsconnect.org

Website of the Friends of Niger