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 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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Gifts for Good From the Girls in our Mentoring Program

Receive a special gift made by a girl in our mentoring program!

Girls in RAIN’s mentoring program receive health education counseling and life guidance – but they also learn valuable practical skills to develop future livelihoods, including embroidery and leatherwork.

Now through July 30, when you donate $25 or more, you’ll receive a hand-crafted leather item created and signed by one of the girls in our Mentoring program in Niger – …

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Hunger Relief for Nomadic Herders

Niger is an arid land subject to drought, which has worsened over the past decade. Rainfall has become more erratic, causing widespread crop failures and food shortages. In Niger, it rains only from June to September. Last year’s rains were too sporadic to support the growth of crops or pasture. Hunger is severe.

While large aid organizations are distributing food from central points in the country, …

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NYT: Niger Children Miss School to Search for Water

The New York Times recently featured this cover story about how the search for water in drought stricken Niger proves not only dangerous for rural children, but robs them of their chance to learn.

When installing a School Market Garden, RAIN ensures that if there is no working well close by, one is repaired or installed not only to provide irrigation to the garden, …

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