Monday, September 24, 2012

UPDATE: Flooding in Niger

We'd like to begin by thanking everyone who donated to help our friends affected by the devastating flooding in Niger. The money that was provided by EPN, and our partner, Pencils for Kids, has been used to purchase rice, bednets, and drugs to help cover the highest medical risks.

We're also happy to report that larger organizations are getting involved. The Red Cross has visited the Libore region, and distributed some rice. Other relief agencies such as Unicef and ADRA have also indicated that they plan to visit.

So what now? Hamani has told us that plans still need to be developed to handle food storage, the rebuilding of homes, and repairing the farm land. We are still waiting for details on how all of this will affect the start of the school year and Farmers of the Future. Even with the delays to the project, we're so grateful to have been able to help, and will continue to do so however we can.

For more photos of distribution, and the people we're helping, please visit us on Flickr.

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