Projects

Capsule Summary of Project to Date

Yardaje (Nigeria) and Yekuwa (Niger) are two rural Muslim Hausa villages separated by the international boundary superimposed by British and French colonial régimes at the turn of the twentieth century. Today, most villagers live on less than $2.00 a day. Thus far, using their own funds matched by seed money from the Department of Political Science, Northeastern students have provided: bulls and carts; goats for widows; emergency medical transport assistance; high school scholarship funds; school supplies; new latrines; and a women’s microcredit project.

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Location of project villages, Yardaje and Yekuwa Hausa Mayor of Yekuwa 140 114 YekuwaThanks
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