Rain for the Sahel and Sahara

Rain for the Sahel and Sahara (RAIN) forges partnerships with 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

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, Nancy Borden, 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 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

School Market and community gardens (sustainable agriculture), wells, mentoring for at-risk girls, S&L groups, small enterprise development for nomadic women in herding, artisan and other co-operatives, emergency food aid, Learning Center for nomadic and rural middle school students.

Statistics on Rain for the Sahel and Sahara

Financial Statistics

  • Annual Budget for 2013: $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, Rotary International, Goviex Niger, Middle Island Resources, One Day's Wages, Dining for Women, Friends of Niger, The Christensen Fund
  • Religious Affiliation: N/A
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