All Events

International Women’s Day:

A Global Look at Gender & Justice

March 8, 2021 10:00 am

We have two opportunities to celebrate International Women’s Day with RAIN!

Join us for a conversation about how organizations in New Hampshire elevate and raise the voices of women and girls internationally with our own Katherine Kolios, RAIN Executive Director; Blair Demers and Mary Kiguru, EFAC; Elsy Cipriani, New Generation, Inc; and Carolyn Musyimi-Kamau, ORIS.

This virtual event is hosted by NH Women’s Foundation and it is the launch event for the Gender Justice Cafe, a series of statewide conversations around important topics that impact equity for women and girls in New Hampshire and beyond.

For more information or to register:

Gender Justice Cafe


Women Changing the World

A Panel Discussion with New Hampshire Women Leaders

March 8, 2021 6:00 pm

March 8th is International Women’s Day! Join the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire for their virtual celebration with a panel featuring three international non-profit leaders that call New Hampshire home. Tune in with Dr. Catherine Rielly of Rubia Handwork, Katherine Kolios of Rain for the Sahel and Sahara, and Blair Demers of Education for All Children as they talk about the meaningful work that their organizations do, and discuss their experiences as women leading non-profits in New Hampshire.

Following the opening remarks of the speakers, a moderated Question and Answer session will be held. All questions can be emailed to, posted in either of the YouTube or Facebook Live chats, or the messenger app on their website. Tune in to the Council website for this virtual event at and we hope to see you there!

A Conversation about Climate Change and Community Resilience

October 21, 2020 12:00 pm

The effects of climate change are more severe in the Sahel than many other parts of the world. Droughts have become more frequent, with devastating impact. Now, Niger is also seeing unprecedented flooding. Falling agricultural yields result in a drop in food and income, just as the population is growing rapidly.
Hit hardest are those with the least resources and power, including women and children.
At the same time, many are taking action and creating solutions to respond to these challenges.
This conversation will be an opportunity to:
  • hear Nigerien and American experts discuss the impacts of climate change in the Sahel,
  • learn what is being done to make a difference, &
  • explore the role of supporters like you and small organizations like RAIN in supporting community-led efforts to improve livelihoods and build resilience.
Finally, we will ask why Americans should be concerned about climate change in the Sahel.
Panelist: Abdoul Salam Bello
Senior Project Officer at United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
Panelist: Eric Postel
Former Assistant Administrator for Economic Growth, Education, & Environment at USAID
Panelist: Katherine Kolios
Executive Director of Rain for the Sahel and Sahara
Moderator: Susan Fine
Former USAID Director for Senegal and the Sahel



June 25, 2020 7:00 pm

In these challenging times, we will not let rural and nomadic children and families stand alone!

Join us from the comfort of your own home & enjoy:
  • Delicious, easy-to-follow recipes to make a West African feast
  • A playlist of West African rhythms for your dancing pleasure
  • The chance to buy handmade Tuareg and Wodaabe crafts
  • An update on RAIN’s work in the time of COVID-19
  • The opportunity to make a difference through Fund-a-Need
  • and a cash raffle*!

You’ll also hear from

  • Mohamed Djingo, Expert Advisor at Niger Permanent Mission to the United Nations Security Council
  • John Lamson, Former US Embassy Officer in Niger &
  • The Honorable Hassana Alidou, Former Ambassador to the US from the Republic of Niger
We’ll keep things short and sweet (and maybe a little spicy) – and provide enough music for you to dance the night away!
Email with any questions regarding tickets, donations, sponsorship opportunities, etc.
*Online raffles are legal in NH but raffle regulations vary by state. Click here for a state-by-state overview of raffle regulations. Ticket sales end June 27th and the raffle winner will be announced on June 29th.

Goat Yoga

Do Yoga with Baby Goats to Support Women's Herding in Niger

December 15, 2019 9:00 am

Join us at Legacy Lane Farm (Stratham, NH) for an hour of yoga with Jordan Taylor Wellness. The yoga class will be by-donation (suggested donation $25) to support goat herding with women’s groups in Aouderas and Betarmatas. After class you can stay to cuddle or bottle feed baby goats!

Community Supper at Robert’s Maine Grill

A Good Meal for a Good Cause

December 17, 2019 5:00 pm

Enjoy a delicious meal at Robert’s Maine Grill and the evenings’ proceeds will support education and opportunity in Niger. A three-course menu of Maine Comfort Food with an updated twist is offered for $16. Their regular menu is also available.