General News

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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The Agadez Learning Center Receives $10K from John & Lelia Lamson

UPDATE 3.28.14: RAIN is overwhelmed with gratitude after learning that John & Lee have pledged another $10,000 for the Learning Center! Stay tuned for a special “thank you” to the Lamsons from our ALC students.

John and Lelia Lamson have been a part of RAIN ever since Bess Palmisciano first visited Niger in 2000 – in fact, …

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Seacoasters Enjoy Food & Holiday Spirit at Tulsi

Kittery, ME:  On December 11, Seacoasters convened at Tulsi Indian restaurant in Kittery to help RAIN kick off learning and earning programs for women and girls in Niger for 2014.

Tulsi owner and master chef Rajesh Mandekar created a special menu of delicious North Indian courses for the occasion, and Tuareg jewelry along with hand crafted items from RAIN’s artisan cooperatives were available for sale. …

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