Carole, a former vice president for finance at Bread for the World, is now international finance officer at LWR. Here are some photographs that she took in Kalfou, Tahoua, Niger, along with captions that she wrote for each image.
One of the objectives of the project in Kalfou is to build small "half-moon" dams and plant vegetation to stop the rain from washing down the sides of the mountain so quickly. Here I am planting a bush right above one of the demi-lunes. I'm the LWR finance person, and I'm planting with the project accountant to show our teamwork..
One of the project staff who helped translate the local language to French.
People of the 2nd village we visited - these are a handful of the 1000+ people who came to greet us. Their dress shows they are Tuareg. Note the Nigerien security force person there.(He was one of 12 that accompanied us).
The chief of the area (several villages) coming to welcome us to the project and thank LWR for our work with them.