RAIN News: Fall 2013

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Festival Season Comes to Niger

Bess reports from the official Cure Salee festival in Niger and RAIN looks ahead to new programs in 2014.

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Share your voice for RAIN

Have thoughts or experiences to share about RAIN? Lend your voice by contributing a brief review of why you support our work in Niger! Reviews provide a great introduction to those new to RAIN, AND if we can garner 10 new ones by October 31st, we’ll be back on the GreatNonprofits Top Rated List for NGO’s. We’d love to hear from you! …

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MAZON Awards Grant for 2013-14 Programs

MAZON: A Jewish Reponse to Hunger has been a steadfast partner with RAIN in our efforts for sustainable food security solutions in Niger. Happily, this partnership will continue into 2013-14 with the awarding of a grant for $10,000. This funding will go a long way in supporting rural and nomadic communities realize their goals of generating food and income in a lasting way. …

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Dover Rotary Comes Through for Seiga

Seiga is a village of herders near the border of Mali.  Seiga has always been impoverished; RAIN began work there in 2011.  The ongoing war in Mali has brought thousands of Malian refugees to Seiga and the surrounding area.  For communities living on the brink, the strain is enough to push them over the edge in terms of access to water and food and increased health risks. …

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Fatoumata Diawara & The World Fusion Trio partner with Seacoast community to raise $70K for RAIN

On June 13, Portsmouth celebrated the 2nd annual West Africa Day with RAIN supporters and friends at The Music Hall with Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara and The Randy Armstrong World Fusion Trio with Jose Duque and Volker Nahrmann. 

The celebration kicked off with a free West African drumming workshop with students of Portsmouth Middle School led by Randy and Fatoumata. …

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