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Niger garden

Women of Baura Village in Maradi, Niger, started this community garden with the help of Mercy Corps, Helen Keller International and Africare. This is the first garden the women have ever managed, and they raise vegetables such as tomatoes, lettuce, cabbage and potatoes, which they use to feed their families and also sell for some additional income.

 

The newest crop, sweet potatoes, will be a new addition to their diets. The mothers tending the garden are also part of mother care groups, where they learn how to about child health care, nutrition, breastfeeding and how to prepare healthy meals with the new vegetables. USAID / Mercy Corps photo.

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Taken on February 15, 2014