The Hausa- Fulani people are on of the largest ethnic groups in Nigeria, a country with over 300 ethnic groups. The group is a fusion of the Hausa and Fulani people, whose cultures have become intertwined.
A beautiful, young Fulani girl from Southeast Niger. I captured this portrait outside of this girl’s school, which was literally a small shack in the desert. Despite being the only school in the vast community, the classroom was fairly empty. When we asked where the rest of the kids were, they told us most had to stay and work at home to collect water for their families. Education is crucial for long-term survival and progress in these communities; kids deserve the right to learn. #charitywatersahel (at Torombi, Niger)
“Fulani girls in Nikki dressed in their “day-glo” best. These young Fulani girls are all dressed up for the Gaani festival. Rather than wearing only traditional materials, these girls are embracing modern colors and materials like nail polish.”