People draw water from a Rotary funded well in Kouré, Niger. The well was built with funding from the Rotary clubs in Niamey, Niger and Manheim-Brucke, Germany.Rotarians working in Niger seek support for long-term, sustainable projects that deal with alleviating poverty and ending the cycle of hunger during the annual dry season. In the 2005-06 Rotary year Rotarians in Niger helped win approval for seven Rotary Foundation Matching Grants for projects whose costs total US$270,000. The projects include increasing education for girls, setting up microcredit for women, building wells and establishing grain banks. In all, Rotarians worldwide contributed more than $700,000 for humanitarians efforts in Niger in 2005-06.
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