Most Nigerien girls are unable to attend school. Why?
Their time is taken up walking 4-6 miles every day to help their mothers get water for their families. When a village well is drilled, girls to to school. Often for the first time in the history of the village. WIth an education, girls marry later and bear children later, reducing the chances of death in childbirth, and life debilitating problems like obstetric fistula.