NIGER: Small steps towards a sustainable future,  (Friday, 27 August 2010).  Saidou Kabore of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) predicts that increased access to education and contraception will substantially reduce instances of early marriage in Niger: “Education could most often break the cycle of early marriage. Girls will not marry while studying. And then, the more a woman is educated, the fewer children she will generally have.” Niger aims to reduce the proportion of early marriages from 60 to 40 percent and the number of children per women to five by the year 2015.