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Nov. 16: African Apocalypse Documentary Screening & Panel Discussion

November 16, 2021 6:00 pm

African Apocalypse

Join RAIN at

Red River Theatres in Concord, NH

Tuesday, Nov. 16th


For a documentary film screening and panel discussion about racial equity, the ongoing impacts of colonialism, and how these dynamics pertain to us, here in NH.

African Apocalypse traces the path the French took in colonizing Niger and explores the enduring effects throughout the region.

Following the screening, RAIN will host a panel discussion with local community leaders including moderator James McKim and panelists Malika Kounkourou and Ali Sekou.

You can learn more and buy tickets here. Tickets are limited and may sell out!

WARNING: Please be advised – film contains sensitive content and violence and is for mature audiences only.

Buy Tickets for African Apocalypse

Can’t make it to Concord? We hope to bring this screening to the Seacoast and Hanover areas in 2022 – stay tuned




This project was funded by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation to foster community conversation in the Concord area.

Interested in partnering with RAIN as a sponsor to help bring African Apocalypse to communities across the state? Let us know!


2nd Annual RAIN DANCE

June 24, 2021 6:30 pm

Join us for a virtual celebration, in honor of the women of RAIN and their resilience in the face of COVID-19.

Cocktails & Chatting – 6:30-7pm
Event Program – 7:00-8pm
Dancing & West African Music – 8-8:30pm

We will be honoring the women of RAIN. These women have carried their families through a global pandemic, regional insecurity, and worsening climactic conditions. They are the backbone of their communities and we are honored to partner with them. 

Event tickets and sponsorships are available here.

Consider joining the generous sponsors of RAIN DANCE:

Event Sponsor
Martha Fuller Clark and Geoffrey Clark

Barbara Mehren Freeman & Ivor Freeman
F.L. Putnam Investment Management Company
Jo Lamprey
Lee & John Lamson

Chinburg Properties
Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty
John Ahlgren
Katie & Doug Wheeler
Nancy & David Borden
Rebecca Black
Susan & Patrick Fine

Betty Tamposi
JC McKnight
Margaret Watkins
Merrill Lynch

Avery Insurance
Haven Homes & Lifestyle
Michele Lettiere & Bill Vanderwolk
Sarah French
Sunny Coady
Wright-Ryan Construction

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

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!