Women Artisan Cooperatives in Niger

 
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  • Women Artisan Cooperatives in Niger has received 1 donation
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  • Women Artisan Cooperatives in Niger posted a progress report
    Update: The Artisans of Seiga
    By - Julia D'Orazio - Communications & Social Media
    Last Spring, we shared with your our budding partnership with the three small hamlets surrounding the seasonal Lake Seiga: Tooro Tondi, Seiga Baani Koira, and Belkou, in the southern Tillaberi region of Niger. Comprised of nomadic herders of cows, goats, sheep and camels, these villages are now primarily...
    • 2 weeks ago
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  • Women Artisan Cooperatives in Niger posted a progress report
    RAIN Artisans Learn New Products!
    By - Julia D'Orazio - Communications & Social Media
    The 16 Tuareg women who make up the Albaye leather cooperative in Agadez have recently teamed up with other women artisans in Ingall who primarily work in straw. This collaboration has led to beautiful leather & straw tote bags, a product not possible for these two groups on their own.  The collaboration continues...
    • 4 months ago
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  • Women Artisan Cooperatives in Niger has received 1 donation
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  • Women Artisan Cooperatives in Niger has received 1 donation
    • 6 months ago
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  • Women Artisan Cooperatives in Niger posted a progress report
    U.S. West African Doll Project Collaboration with Wodaabe Artisans
    By - Julia D'Orazio - Manager, Institutional Advancement
    RAIN will be partnering with the African American Civil War Museum of Washington D.C. in a collaborative West African doll project. African American Civil War Museum in Washington D.C. The mission of the museum is to preserve and tell the stories of the United States Colored Troops and African American involvement in the...
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  • Women Artisan Cooperatives in Niger has received 2 donations
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  • Women Artisan Cooperatives in Niger has received 1 donation
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  • Women Artisan Cooperatives in Niger has received 1 donation
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  • Women Artisan Cooperatives in Niger has made updates to their project page.
    • 10 months ago
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  • Women Artisan Cooperatives in Niger has received 2 donations
    • 10 months ago
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  • Women Artisan Cooperatives in Niger has made updates to their project page.
    • 11 months ago
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  • Women Artisan Cooperatives in Niger posted a progress report
    RAIN artisans get a boost from "boutique matchmaker" Andrea Williamson
    By - Julia D'Orazio - Manager Institutional Advancement
    Niger’s nomads are skilled craftspeople; the artistry trade is traditional to certain castes of people and has long supported them. Traditional skills have eroded over time, and fewer young women learn the skills their mothers and grandmothers knew. Keeping traditional culture alive is part and parcel of what we do....
    • 11 months ago
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  • Women Artisan Cooperatives in Niger has received 1 donation
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  • Women Artisan Cooperatives in Niger has received 3 donations
    • 1 year ago
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  • Women Artisan Cooperatives in Niger posted a progress report
    Cure Salee Prize Winners and an Artisan Interview
    By - Julia D'Orazio - Manager of Institutional Advancement
    Wodaabe artisans take the prize for RAIN At the yearly Cure Salee Festival in In'gall, the Wodaabe women artisans who create products based on their legendary embroidery heritage joined Bess in proudly displaying their unique wares for sale. Though there are many throughout the year, September is the "official" nomadic...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Women Artisan Cooperatives in Niger posted a progress report
    Ancient artistry empowers Wodaabe women
    By - Brian Nowak - Niger Program Director
    Niger’s Wodaabe cattle herders remain one of the most nomadic groups in the world today. They experience many difficulties related to their marginalized status in Niger, however this same status has allowed for many ancient traditions to remain intact, including the legendary tradition of women’s embroidery....
    • 1 year ago
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  • Women Artisan Cooperatives in Niger posted a progress report
    The artisans of Seiga
    By - Brian Nowak - Niger Program Director
    The remote community of Seiga is located near a lake in the Tillaberi region of Niger, bordering Mali in the southern part of the country. Seiga and it's surrounding communities of Tooru Tondi and Belkou are comprised of nomadic herders of cows, goats, sheep and camels. The village is now primarily women, as the...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Women Artisan Cooperatives in Niger posted a progress report
    Update from Bess: New co-op creations underway!
    By - Julia D'Orazio - Manager, Instutional Advancement
    RAIN founder and Executive Director Bess Palmisicano is in the field in Niger for two months, spending a good part of her visit doing what she loves best -- working with the talented and determined women who make up our ever growing artisan cooperatives. Says Bess: "We're having fun.  The women here have definite...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Women Artisan Cooperatives in Niger has received 3 donations
    • 2 years ago
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  • Women Artisan Cooperatives in Niger posted a progress report
    Make even more of a difference on Oct 17th!
    By - Julia D'Orazio - Manager, Institutional Advancement
    RAIN is grateful for your partnership and caring for nomadic families in Niger who receive little or no assistance from any other source. On Wednesday October 17th, GlobalGiving will match all donations to RAIN by 30%, providing an exciting opportunity to make an even bigger impact for food security in Niger! Let's make the...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Women Artisan Cooperatives in Niger posted a progress report
    Partner Feature: Fa La Lo Fair Trade Boutique
    By - Julia D'Orazio - Manager
    RAIN invests in the talent of nomadic and rural women in Niger so they may hone their skills and create new livelihoods through traditional artisan crafts. RAIN provides the materials, training and marketing opportunities, and the women do the rest, creating one of a kind leather and embroidery items for sale in local...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Women Artisan Cooperatives in Niger posted a progress report
    You can create even more impact for nomadic women!
    By - Bess Palmsicano - Executive Director
    Your support of our women artisan cooperatives in Niger will have a lasting impact for empowering nomadic women to learn new livelihoods. Please take a moment to share this project with your friends and family and what it means to you. On Wednesday June 13th, GlobalGiving will match all donations to RAIN by 40%, providing...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Women Artisan Cooperatives in Niger posted a progress report
    Sahel news: Women Artisans Supporting Schools
    By - Bess Palmisciano - Executive Director, Rain for the Sahel and Sahara
    Dear friends and supporters, I was so pleased to be in Niger last week to attend a meeting of Wodaabe women artisans of the Barka Embroidery cooperative – a RAIN partner – and their school’s director.  The purpose – to decide how the women would invest the $730 they have earned to support their...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Women Artisan Cooperatives in Niger posted a progress report
    Join us for Bonus Day on March 14th!
    By - Bess Palmisciano - Executive Director
    Dear Friend, On March 14, GlobalGiving.org is matching 30% of all donations, up to $1,000 per donor per project!  There is $50,000 available in matching funds.  In addition to the 30% match, GlobalGiving is offering $1,000 to the project that raises the most funds on Bonus Day, and $1,000 to the project...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Women Artisan Cooperatives in Niger posted a progress report
    Halima's Story
    By - Halima Hamza Malam - Niger Country Director
    We love to share stories about how the women in our artisan cooperatives are learning and earning, but what's better is when we can share a story as told by our partners themselves. The following is from an artisan named Halima: "My name is Halima Atchani. I was born in 1965 in Agadez, and I I’m a leather artisan. I...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Women Artisan Cooperatives in Niger has received 11 donations
    • 3 years ago
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  • Women Artisan Cooperatives in Niger posted a progress report
    RAIN "Albaye" Artisans
    By - Bess Palmisciano - RAIN Executive Director
    This fall, some women from the artisan co-operative Albaye (formerly "Cool Water") had the chance to sell their hand crafted items at a craft fair in Agadez. Members of the co-operative paid for meals, transport and sale table rent with their own funds. The women chose on their own to attend the...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Women Artisan Cooperatives in Niger posted a progress report
    New Tailor Joins the Metier Chance Vivre Co-op
    By - Julia D'Orazio - Office Manager
    Exciting news....the “Metier Chance Vivre,” (Chance for Life) Artisan Embroidery Cooperative has begun working with a tailor local to the Agadez region, Aja.  Aja will create the scarves, tote bags, and other sown items for the women to embroider on a separate piece of fabric that is later incorporated in...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Women Artisan Cooperatives in Niger posted a progress report
    New Cooperative in Agadez!
    By - Bess Palmisciano - Executive Director
    RAIN, in partnership with ten Tuareg women from Agadez,  has created a new artisan cooperative:  Aman Sanodnan, or "Cool Water."  From a Tuareg proverb - one walks in the hot desert searching for water, always disappointed, but you must go on – you are about to give...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Women Artisan Cooperatives in Niger has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
    • 4 years ago
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  • Women Artisan Cooperatives in Niger has received 4 donations
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Organization

Rain for the Sahel and Sahara

Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
http://www.rain4sahara.org

Project Leader

Julia D'Orazio

Office Manager
Portsmouth, NH Niger

Where is this project located?

Map of Women Artisan Cooperatives in Niger