Hope and Healing

In Niger – How do you plan for drought?

March 09, 2012General

How do you plan for a food crisis? How do you include people with disabilities in that planning?

One answer might surprise you… you build a garden and dig a well!

In Niger we have this wonderful example of how cbm worked with Oumou Moussa, a woman with a disability, to help her use her land for a well and garden. You can see this and listen to Oumou’s own words in this video.

An important benefit of this project is the difference in how people in her village see her – listen to their words and the value they see in having her as a neighbor. I cannot stress enough how important these underlying attitudes are to people with disabilities.