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Phone: 603-371-0676
PO Box 1503
New Hampshire 03802

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Target demographics: Rural and nomadic communities achieve access to education and enduring livelihoods.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 15 communities

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Assist with our craft sales, host a craft sale, help RAIN with online social networking, marketing and fund raising events.

Geographic areas served: Niger, West Africa

Programs: School Market and Women's Co-operative Agriculture, Mentoring for at-risk girls, Small Enterprise investment such as artisan and herding co-operatives, Adult Literacy, wells, Savings and Loans Groups, agricultural and business education.

Rain for the Sahel and Sahara (RAIN) forges partnerships with underserved rural and nomadic desert peoples of West Africa to realize their ambitions for education and enduring livelihoods.
Development of replicable programs for over a decade allowed us to achieve steady growth and will continue for years to come. RAIN school market gardens are self-supporting and generate cash crops as well as food for students. RAIN community enterprises, such as women's artisan, agricultural and herding cooperatives, generate livelihoods for members who put aside 50% of profits for their schools. We are improving school attendance through mentoring, offering literacy to adults and bringing measurable changes in quality of life while preserving traditional lifestyles.

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Bess and the team at RAIN For the Sahel and Sahara are dedicated, smart and effective. They accomplish a great deal with the funds they receive and truly make a difference to the nomadic people of Niger. I've volunteered with the organization for the past 3 years, helping to communicate their ... more »
Congratulations on another year, and thank you for your work in the world... more »
I have been volunteering for Rain for about five years and I continue to do so because I know that this organization helps the people of Niger in the way that they want help - that is in educating their children, in empowering their women and in teaching methods of agriculture to a nomadic people... more »
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