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RAIN Awarded $5,000 Grant from the Virginia Gildersleeve International Fund for Niger Mentoring Program

PORTSMOUTH, NH – The Virginia Gildersleeve International Fund (VGIF) has awarded Portsmouth based NGO Rain for the Sahel and Sahara (RAIN) a grant for $5,000 for a Girls Scholarship and Mentoring Program to be implemented in a partner school of the Tilaberi region of Niger, West Africa.

The grant awarded to RAIN is one of 30 grants awarded to projects around the world by VGIF. …

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RAIN Executive Director Bess Palmisciano to be honored among 2011 “Remarkable Women of the World” by NH Magazine

PORTSMOUTH, NH – Bess Palmisciano, founder and Executive Director of the Portsmouth based NGO Rain for the Sahel and Sahara (RAIN) has been selected by New Hampshire Magazine as one of the Granite State’s “Remarkable Women of the World” for 2011.

Bess, along with photographer Eleanor Briggs, writer Sy Montgomery, Gretchen Wallace of Global Grassroots, The Global Child’s Jackie Eastwood, …

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