Women Garden’s Becoming Sustainable

Rain for the Sahel and Sahara’s mentoring program is a huge success. The program focuses on empowering women to become community leaders, by building their skills and through income generating activities. Unlettered women become mentors to girls and at-risk boys—to help them stay in school and succeed there. This educational advocacy is extremely import as Niger, has high poverty, child marriage and illiteracy rates, …

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Rough Roads of Niger

In the Sahel and Sahara first there are dirt roads and quickly there are no roads. It may surprise you, but everyone still knows their way around. If it be by land marker, an odd shaped rock or the only tree for twenty miles. They can find their way. The sand swallows up the tracks and if you don’t have four wheel-drive –you’re out of luck. …

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Making a Difference

It’s Annual Appeal time, when we count on your generosity to keep our mentors and girls learning and earning, to feed families with women’s gardens. If you’ve already donated we humbly thank you. If you haven’t there is still time! Please donate today – online or by sending your check

What Did RAIN Accomplish This Year?

  • At the primary school level 145 mentors are helping 450 girls and 125 at-risk boys to attend school and succeed there – …

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Annual Appeal

In 2016, we focused on bringing livelihoods to our mentors. Now, each woman receives a monthly stipend of $8.50 from RAIN. With Savings & Loan Groups and goat herds the women will earn more than the stipend. They will be empowered to continue their mentoring program through the years with no investment from RAIN except providing advice as needed.

At the primary school level 145 mentors are helping 450 girls and 125 at-risk boys to attend 23 village schools and succeed there – we need to add 30 mentors in 2017 year to enable 150 more girls to thrive in primary school – and go beyond to secondary school; …

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RAIN Is Looking to Hire A Grant Writer!

Position Type: Contractor (@24 hours per week)
Onsite at Portsmouth NH office & remote
Start Date: Immediate
Reports to: Executive Director

Application: Letter of interest and cover letter by e-mail to or by mail to: Rain4Sahara, PO Box 1503, Portsmouth NH 03802.

A non-profit organization based in Portsmouth NH, Rain for the Sahel and Sahara (RAIN) partners with rural and nomadic desert people of West Africa to enable enduring and relevant livelihoods through access to education and opportunity.RAIN seeks an experienced part-time Grant Writer on a contract basis. …

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