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AGADEZ to screen at The Music Hall March 30th

For the Tuareg, the desert is freedom. Music is the power.

AGADEZ, the Music and the Rebellion, the award winning documentary by Ron Wyman featuring international music star Bombino, will screen at The Music Hall in Portsmouth on March 30th @7PM as part of their Film Matters series. 

Follow director Wyman as he takes you on a journey to the sands of the Sahara, …

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One Day’s Wages Funds Two School Market Gardens in Agadez

One Day’s Wages has awarded a grant of $11,700 to fund the installation of two drip-irrigated School Market Gardens for two Tuareg communities in the Air Massif region of Agadez most assessed to be at-risk for food insecurity. 

Averaging 500 to 1,000 square meters, one School Market Garden can produce up to three tons of produce in a growing season. …

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Bombino in Concert for RAIN at The Music Hall

Just Announced: Bombino to rock Portsmouth April 5th!

Portsmouth audiences will have the chance to see rising international music star Bombino and his group in a rare U.S. performance at The Music Hall to benefit RAIN! Soul of the Sahara will be the second time Bombino takes to the stage to raise funds and awareness for nomadic communities in West Africa. …

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Samuel Freeman Charitable Trust Joins RAIN in Creating Sustainable Agriculture in Niger

The Samuel Freeman Charitable Trust has chosen to support sustainable agriculture in Niger by awarding a grant to RAIN to install School Market Gardens in two nomadic communities. School Market Gardens can produce up to three tons of produce in a single growing season and are a key component to providing food security in the face of frequent drought for our partner communities. …

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RAIN Partners with MAZON and the Global Hunger Foundation to Create Long Term Solutions to Food Insecurity in Niger

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.  …

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