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NIGER
MIRIAM ABDOU SALEYE

Age: 24
Height: 174 cm
Measurements: 34 in - 26 in - 36 in
Career / Education: Entrepreneur

"After my baccalaureate I got my state BTS then I did my license and my master in communication and multimedia, and I just started my own communication and event agency in Niamey."

DESCRIBE YOUR CHILDHOOD/GROWING YEARS
I grew up in a polygamous environment with a large and loving family. I was a very curious and reserved child. I was in the top three in my class. I had a very happy childhood.

WHAT IS YOUR MEMORABLE MOMENT?
The moment I will never forget is that at every school composition my mother-in-law offered me gifts and mango juice because I love mango.

ANY SPECIAL STORIES OR FACTS ABOUT YOUR FAMILY?
I come from a very large family of 21 children.

WHAT IS THE MOST UNUSUAL THING YOU HAVE EVER DONE?
The most unusual thing I did was to swim in the sea knowing that I am afraid of the sea.

WHAT IS YOUR ADVOCACY?
Female entrepreneurship. It is a subject which fascinates me and which is almost invisible in Niger. The talent of the Nigerien woman is still hidden in the 21st century.

WHAT TIPS CAN YOU SHARE TO PROMOTE ECOTOURISM & CLIMATE CHANGE?
It is more than necessary to protect the environment, for the survival of our species, so ecotourism is a form of responsible travel in natural areas, which contributes to the well-being of local populations, it is necessary to be aware of the cultural and environmental issues of the site to visit, to generate economic benefits for local populations, to design facilities with a low sociological-environmental impact.

WHAT MAKES YOU PROUD OF YOUR COUNTRY?
Niger is a hospitable country, all ethnic groups live together in peace and marry each other. All religious beliefs are respected.

WHAT CAN YOU PROMOTE ABOUT YOUR COUNTRY?
The sand dunes, the fauna and flora and the Nigerien culture are points to promote. The bright and changing colors of the Niger dunes are an example of its extraordinary beauty. We have the W Park.

The park is famous for its large mammals, including: Cape aardvarks, baboons, buffaloes, caracals, cheetahs, elephants, hippos, leopards, lions, servals and warthogs. It is home to the last known population of Giraffa camelopardalis peralta, and a habitat for some of the last wild elephants in West Africa.

WHAT TRIVIA ABOUT YOURSELF WOULD YOU LIKE TO SHARE?
A few months ago I went for a walk on the dike by the river with a friend. 4 young men, obviously drugged, attacked us with an axe. It took less than 5 minutes but for me it was the slowest moment of my life. I was sure they were going to kill us. Finally one of them told the group to let us go.

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