General News

Bombino in Concert for RAIN at The Music Hall

Just Announced: Bombino to rock Portsmouth April 5th!

Portsmouth audiences will have the chance to see rising international music star Bombino and his group in a rare U.S. performance at The Music Hall to benefit RAIN! Soul of the Sahara will be the second time Bombino takes to the stage to raise funds and awareness for nomadic communities in West Africa. …

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Samuel Freeman Charitable Trust Joins RAIN in Creating Sustainable Agriculture in Niger

The Samuel Freeman Charitable Trust has chosen to support sustainable agriculture in Niger by awarding a grant to RAIN to install School Market Gardens in two nomadic communities. School Market Gardens can produce up to three tons of produce in a single growing season and are a key component to providing food security in the face of frequent drought for our partner communities. …

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RAIN Partners with MAZON and the Global Hunger Foundation to Create Long Term Solutions to Food Insecurity in Niger

The food crisis in Sub Saharan Africa last summer may have abated in fierceness, but is not completely gone. Rains have since come, relieving the ravages of drought, but food prices remain high, crops are diminished, and essential livestock vanished.  One could safely say that in regions so remote, so arid and harsh as is rural Niger, communities are more or less always facing a crisis of food insecurity.  …

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RAIN Kicks Off 10th Anniversary with “Stars Over the Sahara”

Wow, what a way to celebrate our 10th Birthday!
 
Stars Over the Sahara, our 10th Anniversary celebration hosted by Dan Philbrick at Three River Farms in Dover, NH, was a great success!   RAIN friends and supporters enjoyed African music, purchased Niger crafts, and laughed along with New Hampshire’s favorite writer and humorist, Rebecca Rule.
 
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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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