RAIN Executive Director to Present on Climate Change and Hunger in the Sahel

February 26, 2023 11:15 am

Our Executive Director, Katherine Kolios, will be the featured speaker on Sunday, February 26th at St. John’s Episcopal Church,100 Chapel Street Portsmouth, 03801. The talk is called “Outside the Box with Katherine Kolios” Please join us in the Philbrick Room after the 10:00 a.m. service for a guest speaker and light lunch. Katherine will share about the good works the organization is performing in Niger (Africa) and the challenges it faces, especially as it relates to climate change. The series aims to gain insight into our neighbors a continent away as we venture Outside The Box. Learn more:

Donut Underestimate the Power of Women!

August 3, 2022 7:00 am

Seacoast friends rejoice! July 31st is Pan African Women’s Day, which celebrates the achievements of African Women & advocates for gender equality!

Celebrate the day with RAIN & Lovebirds’ first ever collaboration on West African-inspired Donuts! You can take a peek at their menu at:
100% of proceeds of our special flavor donut will help provide Nigerien women with the opportunities, skills, and resources to not just survive – but thrive.
Special flavor announcement:
Bissap: a brioche ring topped with a roselle hibiscus glaze, ginger stripe, and mint leaf.
This special event runs August 3rd-7th at Lovebird Donuts in Kittery.
Lovebirds hours are:
Wednesday – Monday // 7am – 1pm
Closed Tuesday
Thank you to Lovebirds Donuts and all who participated. Together we raised over $250 by selling 170 donuts. If you missed out but want to donate in honor of Pan African Women’s Day, you can use this link!

RAIN Dance 2022

June 23, 2022 6:00 pm

Join Rain for the Sahel and Sahara for our 20th Anniversary Event honoring longtime supporter, Jo Lamprey.

June 23rd at the Word Barn in Exeter, NH

At RAIN Dance we gather together to acknowledge the power we have as a community to help people
across Niger live healthier and happier lives.

This year marks RAIN’s 20th anniversary, and we would love for you to be a part of the celebration!

Celebrate in person!
RSVP by Wednesday, June 8th
Your earliest response is appreciated, as space is limited.

Purchase Tickets Here!

Or fill out this form to become a sponsor and your tickets are included!
Sponsorship benefits are listed here: 2022 RAIN Dance Sponsorship Packet

Consider our RAIN Dance 2022 Fund-a-Need

Contact with any questions.


Thank you to our current sponsors!


Future Screenings of African Apocalypse To Be Announced!

January 1, 2022 12:00 am

African Apocalypse

Missed our screening and panel discussion in Concord? We hope to bring this screening to the Seacoast and Hanover areas in 2022 – stay tuned!

We were thrilled to host three local community leaders at the Red River Theatres screening and discussion:

Moderator: James McKim and panelists: Malika Kounkourou and Ali Sekou.

They discussed racial equity, the ongoing impacts of colonialism, and how these dynamics pertain to us, here in NH.





Moderator: James McKim
President of the Manchester NAACP, Chair of the Episcopal Church’s National Executive Council Committee on Anti-Racism, and Chair of the NHPBS Finance Committee.

Panelist: Malika Kounkourou
Daughter of Nigerien immigrants, pursuing a degree in International Relations at Boston University. Malika is also a Liaison Officer for the Ihsan Foundation and FIPSO Niger.

Panelist: Ali Sekou
Nigerien native and board member for the Islamic Society of Greater Concord and the Organization for Refugee and Immigrant Success. Received the Union Leader’s 40 Under Forty Award and is in Leadership NH class of ’21.

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Join us!

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!