Katherine Kolios

Black Lives Matter

Dear Friends,

Black Lives Matter. That should go without saying, but it needs to be said. 

The most recent murders in the United States are heartbreaking and reinforce how much work is still left to be done to break the hold of systemic racism. As I, personally, seek ways to engage more actively with this ongoing crisis, …

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Ready, Set, Match!

We asked and you delivered!

RAIN’s generous supporters helped meet – and exceed – our matching grant goal with One Day’s Wages.

The goal was $20,145 but we raised $23,578 – which was then doubled for a grand total of $46,404!!!

Thanks to your generosity, 5,762 Nigeriens will receive added support as their communities combat COVID-19 . …

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Humanitarian Aid is Not Just Charity

Across the African continent, there are an estimated 20,000 ICU beds – that’s fewer than 2 per 100,000 people. All sub-Saharan Africa, with over 1 billion people, will need to make do with as few as 3,500 ventilators. The United States has 29 ICU beds per 100,000 people and 160,000 ventilators for its 328 million people. While the COVID-19 pandemic is global, …

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A Note from RAIN’s Executive Director re: An Update on RAIN’s Response to the Security Situation in Niger

Dear Friends and Supporters,

Thank you to all who reached out to us with compassion and understanding after last week’s security update (if you missed it, you can read it here). In these uncertain times, when we’re all weighing concerns about our own safety and that of our communities, your continued support is even more meaningful. …

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A Note from RAIN’s Executive Director re: Security in Niger & RAIN’s Continued Commitment to our Mission

Dear Friends and Supporters,

As you may be aware, the security and stability of Niger, particularly in the western region of the country, have been deteriorating in recent months. We are keeping a very close watch on conditions, and while no final decisions have been made, the circumstances have impacted RAIN’s work in the Tillaberry Region.

Our commitment to providing education and opportunity to rural and nomadic peoples remains undiminished yet our highest priority must be the safety and wellbeing of our partner communities and RAIN colleagues. …

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