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Girls Mentoring Update: Azahara and Fatima

Story 1 – Azahara Mohamed

Azahara, student in RAIN’s mentoring program

Azahara Mohamed is a student in the RAIN mentoring program in the nomadic community of Akokan, located in the remote northern area of Arlit. Azahara is from a very vulnerable family, whose mother is on her own in raising Azahara and her three brothers by cleaning homes in the city. …

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Program Update: Akokan Mentors

The women of Akokan thrive with a savings and loan program

The Akokan women’s mentor group of Arlit first began in 2005. Since then, the members have come to know and trust each other, and have created a strong partnership with the local school, supporting themselves and their program with a herd of goats provided by RAIN. The next goal: achieve sustainability for the 16 mentors and 82 at-risk girls for the next two years. …

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Aid to Support Livestock Underway in Gougaram

RAIN Provides Food Aid to Nomadic Herders in Niger

Niger is characterized by sporadic and scarce rainfall, prone to prolonged drought punctuated by flooding, and is experiencing hardship from the food crisis currently sweeping the entire Sahel region.

The rural township of Gougaram in the remote Arlit area of the Agadez region is composed of 12 nomadic communities with over 6,000 inhabitants, …

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Rain for the Sahel and Sahara (RAIN) Provides Food Aid to Niger

NIGER, WEST AFRICA: July 9, 2012. The West African country of Niger is characterized by sporadic and scarce rainfall, prone to prolonged drought punctuated by flooding, and is experiencing hardship from the food crisis currently sweeping the entire Sahel region.

The rural township of Gougaram in the remote Arlit area of the Agadez region is composed of 12 nomadic communities with over 6,000 inhabitants, …

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RAIN is awarded $20,000 by The Prem Rawat Foundation for School Market Gardens in Niger

RAIN and TPRF Partner for Second Time 

July, 2012

The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) has awarded $20,000 to Rain for the Sahel and Sahara (RAIN) to install self-sustaining market gardens for rural nomadic communities in the West African country of Niger.

“TPRF is very supportive of programs that give children access to nutritious meals while enhancing food security for the whole community,” …

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Vote for RAIN to win a CLASSY Award!

Community Garden Project in Mari a CLASSY Award Finalist

RAIN has been announced as a Finalist for the Eastern Region in Hunger and Poverty Relief for the 4th Annual CLASSY Awards, given each year for excellence in philanthropy from Stay Classy.org. The featured project is our work with the Niger village of Mari, investing in sustainable agriculture with a co-operative garden and empowering women with the means to achieve greater food security. …

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