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.
Dec 30, 2014

Thanks to all for funding our project!

All of us at RAIN are thrilled at the show of support by our friends at GlobalGiving - with your help, our call to action to give 50 nomadic students the chance to pursue their education beyond primary school raised $7,000 - above and beyond our goal of $5,000.

The staff in Niger is on the ground recruiting primarily Wodaabe girls from the more remote communities of the Air Mountains. The Wodaabe are the most marginalized of Niger’s nomads, with the fewest number of girls progressing past the fourth grade.

Together, we’re taking the steps to make this a thing of the past.

Thank you so much for caring and a very Happy New Year!

The Team at RAIN and all your friends in Niger

Dec 30, 2014

All you've accomplished for girls & women in Niger

Girls in Seiga
Girls in Seiga

Your steady support in 2014 has changed the lives of thousands of nomadic women and girls in Niger. 130 mentors guided 600 at-risk girls through primary school. Savings & Loan groups and income generating activities brought learning and financial opportunity to mentors. 

Education is a tree that when nurtured, gives more each year. Children find the path to their transformation into adults, income opportunities increase family stability, and financial savvy empowers women to be self-sufficient. Your contribution is nothing less than an investment in desert women and girls to shape their own futures within an array of learning and earning groups that together raise the economic and educational well-being of the local population. 

Thank you so much for your friendship and partnership throughout the year. 
Enjoy this video reviewing all we've accomplished together in 2014.

Happy New Year from all of us and your many friends in Niger!

Dec 30, 2014

All you've done for food security in Niger

Women
Women's garden meeting - Iferouane 2014

Your steady support in 2014 has changed the lives of thousands in Niger. With your help, we’re doubling the size of several school market gardens, initiating more women’s gardens, and investing in community wide initiatives such as small grants, crop supplementation and workshops to improve yields, raise knowledge and increase food security for all.

Your contribution is nothing less than an investment in desert families to shape their own futures in the face of myriad challenges.

Thank you so much for your friendship and partnership throughout the year.
Enjoy this video reviewing all the ways we made Niger a better place in 2014.

Happy New Year from all of us at RAIN!

 

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