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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West Africa Day in Portsmouth 8.19

Join us for a Special Reception
from the sahara desert to the piscataqua

For one day – August 19 – The City of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, The Portsmouth Athenaeum and Rain for the Sahel and Sahara will host distinguished representatives from Niger:

His Majesty the Sultan de L’Air Oumarou Bin Ibrahim Oumarou and
Her Excellency Professor Hassana Alidou, …

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From New Castle to Niger with Leonard Seagren


Join retired pilot and RAIN supporter Leonard Seagren on a journey that would bring him together with nomadic teens of the West African desert and their dream for an education.

Hosted by: Nancy Borden & Lou Salome

Sunday June 21 5:30 – 7:30pm
The Hart House
61 Walbach Street New Castle NH

$45pp includes beer, …

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Berber Women’s Art in Northwest Africa with Cynthia Becker Friday 3.27

Friday March 27th
newington nh

Up next in our Dinner & Discovery: West Africa Salon Series – “Berber Women’s Art in Northwest Africa” with Cynthia Becker on Friday 3.27! A scholar specializing in the arts of the Imazighen (Berbers), Cynthia will explore the role of women in the arts and culture of Niger’s Touareg. Jewelry and hand crafted items from Niger will be available for sale. …

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