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Our mission is to give young people the skills to earn their living as artisans, to increase the incomes of practicing artisans, and to preserve traditional arts in Niger. We do this by providing training, equipment, and access to markets. ONG DIMA is a nonprofit licensed by the government of Niger.

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ONG DIMA is a nonprofit operating in Niamey, Niger.

Our mission is to give young people the skills to earn their living as artisans, to increase the incomes of practicing artisans, and to preserve traditional arts in Niger. We do this by providing training, equipment, and access to markets.

We are currently training 72 young people in the trades of weaving, tailoring, and leather work. We do not charge students any fees. In addition to instruction, we provide all equipment, supplies and transportation to the school. Our school is located in Niamey, Niger.

President Soumana Saley

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Progress Report

Our new group of students who began studying with us in 2021 are making rapid progress as you can see from the attached photos where they are showing some of their work: We did a survey in February of our first group of 36 tailoring and leather working students who graduated in July 2021. We …