Nana, aged 30, does everything she can to look after her husband Ibrahim and their children. Every morning she wakes up at 6am, prays and greets her in-laws.

Nana goes to work grinding millet for wealthy people in the village. She also collects firewood in the forest. Her husband goes from village to village teaching the Quran (religious text) to children.

Nana and her family survive on millet mixed with another plant, sorghum. They used to have cow’s milk too, but it’s been scarce. Families in parts of Niger are struggling with a third less food and money than is necessary to survive. Due to poor crops and rising food prices, millions are going hungry.

In 2012, Save the Children’s work reached a quarter of a million people in Niger like Nana and her family. We supported 118 health posts, 37 health centres and two hospitals. In just six months, Save the Children treated 13,000 malnourished children.