Population of 15,891,482
Located in Western Africa, southeast of Algeria
There is encouraging spiritual openness among Niger's people, although the spiritual effects of folk Islam and demonic oppression are major hindrances to people coming to Christ. Christianity is growing and many previously unreached people groups now have their first believers, yet many believers remain isolated, are often illiterate, and rarely have systematic Bible teachings available. Churches have been planted through the impact of humanitarian help by Christians in education, well-digging, agricultural development, leprosy control and health services. Aid and development projects for Niger, one of the world's poorest countries, should ideally uplift and then empower the people.