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Phone: 603-371-0676
PO Box 1503
Portsmouth
New Hampshire 03802
USA
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Target demographics: Rural and nomadic communities achieve access to education and enduring livelihoods.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 17 remote communities across the desert regions of Niger

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 such as artisan and herding co-operatives, wells, Savings and Loans Groups, agricultural and business education, Learning Center for nomadic students to go beyond primary school.

Mission:
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.
Results:
Developing enduring grassroots programs for over a decade to bring access to education and opportunity to some of the poorest communities in the world. Local women mentor at-risk girls to keep them succeeding in school. Self supporting agriculture projects increase food security and income. Training and investing in community enterprise and S&L groups for women increases economic security on both family and community levels. RAIN is bringing measurable changes in quality of life while preserving traditional lifestyles.

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10/30/14
Rain for the Sahel and Sahara (RAIN) is one of those rare organizations that is not about charity but rather about sustainability.Every dollar invested is intended to create the infrastructure or resources to enable local communities to carry on their educational mandate without further intervention... more »
10/27/14
Education and empowerment for women and girls has proven to be a powerful force for peace and prosperity in developing nations. Programs like RAIN provide an enormous return on investment... more »
10/27/14
The commitment and passion to the work RAIN does in Niger is a model for all small nonprofits. The Board and the staff create an environment that allows someone with very little knowledge of western Africa to understand the urgency of the need for education, water and support for the people in the ... more »
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