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 Bess@Rain4Sahara.org 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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Student Sponsorship Campaign

For the first time, we are offering our donors the opportunity to support an individual student as she or he follows a path to a better life. Sponsoring a RAIN student gives a motivated, talented young person in the world’s poorest country the opportunity to succeed against the odds. Children of rural and nomadic communities in Niger have few options when it comes to education. …

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Thank You To Our Friends And Sponsors

A special thanks to our event committee Dudley Dudley, Susan Bennett and Lee Lamson, as well as our many volunteers. RAIN gives many thanks Mae Bradshaw, Burt Dibble and the Exeter Rotary Club volunteers who were vital to our event setup after the storm. Thank you to our sponsors: Betsy Wilczek, Bob’s Clam Hut, DF Richard Energy, F.L. Putnam Investment Management Company, …

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