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RAIN Continues Partnerships with MAZON and The Samuel Freeman Charitable Trust

RAIN is honored to announce continued partnership with MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger and The Samuel Freeman Charitable Trust for our programs in 2014-15.

Both foundations have previously lent their generous support to our School Market Gardens, drastically boosting access to education, better nutrition, and agricultural skills for nomadic students in Niger. Reflecting RAIN’s ever-increasing integration of focus areas, …

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Mentors Work with Schoolgirls to Change Niger’s Future

As new schools open in rural and marginalized areas of Niger, a gap is forming between unschooled adults and educated young people. Parents who worked their whole lives are wondering why their children are exhausted after a day at school: “You have been sitting in a chair all day. Why are you so tired?” Some parents find it especially difficult to understand the value of education for girls when there are so many chores to do at home, …

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RAIN Remembers Harry Schult

The Board of Directors and staff of RAIN express our considerable sadness to learn that our former Treasurer, the very dedicated and spirited team player Harry Schult, suddenly passed away on June 10th.

We loved Harry and drew ever closer to him over the course of his years on the Board where he provided keen financial advice and guidance. …

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RAIN Meets $25K Matching Campaign Goal with One Day’s Wages

The southern Tillaberi region of Niger is some of the most food secure areas of the country. Thanks to your support and the help of One Day’s Wages, the communities of Seiga & Ingui will become more resilient to hardship.

The matched funds of $25,000 will bring 30 women mentors to 90 at-risk nomadic girls, fund two savings and loan groups for women, …

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Dining for Women Newest Partner to Bring LEGS to Agadez

Learning & Earning Groups (LEGS) entail an array of programs working together to empower girls and women through education and new livelihoods. RAIN is excited to announce a new two-year partnership with Dining For Women to bring LEGS to five nomadic communities in the Agadez region.

Goals of LEGS programs:

  • Teaching local women the advantages of education, …

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