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March 12, 2011

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March 12, 2011

We know that if we can educate girls so that they can read and write and do basic maths they will halve the number of babies they have and the children they do have will be educated and healthy. Educating and empowering women is the best way to support wome. It is not easy to find strong organisations that do this and RAIN is one of the best working in very very difficult and remote commun ities

I wanted to donate and volunteer for women in Nigere and this work really really makes a differece

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the monitoring and evaluation results are reported to the board sem-annually with independent evaluation

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i would raise more money and broadcast their success

March 10, 2011

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March 10, 2011

RAIN celebrates its 10th Anniversary this year. We can look back on a decade of success that epitomises RAIN's mission, that is to support the nomadic and rural peoples of West Africa, with a current focus on Niger, one of the world's poorest countries.
RAIN has worked with communities
throughout Niger to create working partnerships to dig wells and plant market gardens, so as to make schools viable and so facilitating the education of young women. Our model is self-sustaining, relying on inputs from each community, and creating means by which young women learn skills that translate into jobs and small businesses, that in turn provide income, sometimes up to half of which is ploughed back into the community and into the appropriate RAIN programme.
RAIN's strength is that funds can be delivered directly to its programmes; RAIN's greatest challenge to to satisfy the demand for the introduction of its model

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Completion of five year strategic plan; expansion of funding from Foundations.

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Expand and re-focus the Board

May 12, 2010

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May 12, 2010

I joined the Board of RAIN in 2009 and have been very impressed with the organization. RAIN is very lean and is able to provide many direct services with low overhead. The dedication of Bess Palmisciano is truly inspiring. Bess has forged unique bonds with the nomadic people of Niger, their leaders trust her and look to her for help with their needs. Niger is a very under-served country and RAIN fills many gaps in education, water security, artisan cooperatives, and mentoring for girls. I feel very lucky to be able to be involved with such a focused, effective organization.

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I've worked with the Board for almost a year and have heard the testimonies of people personally touched by RAIN, women who mentor girls, girls who are now getting an education, etc.

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About every week

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2010

May 8, 2010

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May 8, 2010

The RAIN organization is particularly attractive to me because of it's intimate, direct approach to the challenges of the Tuarag people in Niger. Each project is developed withing a small community of Tuarag peoples with the goal that within a few years the program will be self sustaining and RAIN can move on to the next project. Rain begins by investing money and resources to help the locals build a school, start a garden, and develop a mentoring program. This initial investments grows to not only provide small business opportunities for the adults, but also provides food and education stability within the community. I'm proud to be part of this effort.

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We are entering into a new era of greater outreach, better use of the internet which allows us to raise the bar on what we can achieve within any given year.

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About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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