Rain for the Sahel and Sahara

Rain for the Sahel and Sahara (RAIN) forges partnerships with underserved nomadic and rural desert peoples of West Africa to realize their ambitions for education and enduring livelihoods with a focus on empowering girls and women with learning and earning.

Rain for the Sahel and Sahara
PO Box 1503
Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03802
United States
(603) 371-0676
http://www.rain4sahara.org

Founder & Executive Director

Bess Palmisciano

Management Team

Bess Palmisciano, Julia D'Orazio, Jeanette Lloyd, Brian Nowak, Halima Aboubacar, Gaston Kaba

Board of Directors

Allison Reedy, Louis Salome, Michael Murphy, John Hutchison, Andrea Williamson, Barbara Freeman, Nora Clements, Janice Plourde, John Gersuk, Bess Palmisciano

Project Leaders

Julia D'Orazio

Mission

Rain for the Sahel and Sahara (RAIN) forges partnerships with underserved nomadic and rural desert peoples of West Africa to realize their ambitions for education and enduring livelihoods with a focus on empowering girls and women with learning and earning.

Programs

Community agricultural projects, mentoring for at-risk nomadic girls, Savings & Loan groups, small enterprise development, access to secondary education at our Agadez Learning Center for nomadic and rural students.

Statistics on Rain for the Sahel and Sahara

Financial Statistics

  • Annual Budget for 2014: $480,000
  • Maximum Annual Budget: $480,000
  • Other funding sources: Newman's Own Foundation, MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, The Global Hunger Foundation, Hurlbut Johnson Charitable Trusts, Virginia Gildersleeve International Fund, Segal Family Foundation, Rotary International, Goviex Niger, Middle Island Resources, One Day's Wages, Dining for Women, Friends of Niger, The Christensen Fund, The Samuel Freeman Charitable Trusts
  • Religious Affiliation: N/A

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