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. …
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.
New tote bags are here!
Beautiful Tote Bags from the Wodaabe artisan cooperative
RAIN is excited to announce that the bright, beautiful, colorful tote bags featuring hand embroidery by Wodaabe women in our “Metier Chance Vivre” cooperative are now available to buy!
Contact us to order!
The tote bags sell for $40 each. 100% of proceeds go to the women, who donate 50% to the care, …
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. …
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, …