Sponsor A Child In Niger


We have been working in Niger since 1998 to keep the country's most vulnerable children educated, safe and healthy.


Helping Niger's vulnerable children remains an ongoing challenge.

Niger has one of the worst child survival rates in the world.

  • Around 44% of Niger's population are living in poverty.
  • Nearly one in two children suffer from stunted growth caused by malnutrition.
  • Only 14% of boys and 10% of girls attend secondary school - less than a third of adults can read or write.
Baby eating food out of bowl in Niger
Saadatou eagerly eats nutritious food provided by Plan International.
Children learning in Niger classroom
Girls learning in a classroom supported by Plan International.
Boy watering crops in Niger school garden
A boy waters crops in a school garden funded by Plan International.

How we're helping

Thanks to child sponsorship in Niger, thousands of mothers and babies are receiving good health care, and hundreds of parents are learning how to look after babies and children with common illnesses like diarrhoea and respiratory infections.

We are also making sure that malnourished children get the life-saving treatment they need. We are helping families and communities cope with the food shortages that are a part of life here.

Hundreds of children have received seeds and tools to set up vegetable gardens. In rural Niger, fewer than half of people have access to clean drinking water, and many families rely on wells and rivers. We are providing clean, safe water collection points, protecting even more children from waterborne diseases and saving thousands of lives.