In the region of Agadez, not far from Foudouk, there is a small, nomadic community called Teyiss. RAIN is new to Teyiss, though the community was aware of RAIN, hearing wonderful news from their Foudouk neighbors about the ways RAIN was helping the schools and families there. Teyiss is rather isolated and also showed real vulnerablilty to the current food crisis. In response, RAIN added Teyiss to the list of communities to receive food aid in August.
Like Foudouk, Teyiss has also been hit hard by the current drought and food crisis, with the now familiar sad story to tell of their suffering livestock and fears for their families. Prior to the food distribution, a community-wide meeting was held to introduce RAIN, and to plan the transport of food and animal feed to the village. Many expressed their joy and gratification for this assistance, which they had never experienced before. Without hesitation, all came together in contributing to the food transport, carried out in spite of the difficulties of roads washed away by floods.
2.3 tons of food was distributed to the Teyiss school, which supports 31 children. The children and their parents were present for this event, some smiles coming through in spite of the prolonged stress from the crisis. 55 sacks of 50 kg each of animal feed were given to those families determined by the community to be most in need, 55 in all. One individual, speaking on behalf of the recipient families, expressed that this help had come just in time, being a crucial turning point for their remaining animals.
The community of Teyiss expresses their great appreciation to donors, and hopes for continued future partnership with RAIN.
Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.
If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating or by subscribing to this project's RSS feed.
Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
Still want to help?
Support another project run by Rain for the Sahel and Sahara that needs your help, such as: