Millet Grinder

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Millet Grinder
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Project Type(s):



Country: Niger
Volunteer(s) Name: A Sturdevan
Funds community contributed: $805
Percentage community contributed: 27%
Funds needed were: $1617
Funds requested were: $2117
PPCP #: 683-155
Year of project approval: 2009
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Projects started in Niger 2009 (16).
Classroom Construction, Community Classroom, English Textbooks, Farmers' Cooperative, Grain Bank, Grain Bank (Niger), Microcredit Capacity Building, Millet Grinder, Millet Grinder (Leemon), Millet Grinder (Niger), Project Template (Niger), School Garden to Introduce Health and Nutrition, Soap to Combat Poverty, Village Health Improvement, Water tower … further results
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Other Projects in Niger (16).
Classroom Construction, Community Classroom, English Textbooks, Farmers' Cooperative, Grain Bank, Grain Bank (Niger), Microcredit Capacity Building, Millet Grinder, Millet Grinder (Leemon), Millet Grinder (Niger), Project Template (Niger), School Garden to Introduce Health and Nutrition, Soap to Combat Poverty, Village Health Improvement, Water tower … further results
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Info about the Millet Grinder


Everyday in Niger women and girls spend countless hours and much of their energy pounding grains like millet, corn and sorghum into flour to feed their families. More often than not, pounding takes priority over important activities like visiting the local health hut, and girls as young as eight are kept out of school in order to stay home and help with the labor.

This project is designed to provide the people of a village in Niger with access to a millet grinder, reducing the workload for women and girls of the village. The grinder will be managed by the village women’s group and community-elected grinder committee who intend to charge 25CFA per bowl for use of the machine. Much of the money earned from the operation of the grinder will be kept in a caisse to fund the maintenance and upkeep of the machine as well as paying its operator. Furthermore, a small percentage will be allocated towards further income-generating activities for the village women.

A millet grinder in this village will meet the expressed needs of the community first and foremost by increasing women’s standing by empowering them as leaders. They will learn the necessary skills to manage money and take charge of a project affecting the entire community. Moreover a grinder will provide the women of the village with an opportunity to earn an income while also giving them much-needed time to care for their children and rest.

Note: This summary was provided by a Peace Corps Volunteer and the community administering this project.

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