Rain for the Sahel and Sahara

Rain for the Sahel and Sahara (RAIN) partners with rural and nomadic desert people of West Africa to enable enduring livelihoods through access to education.

Rain for the Sahel and Sahara
PO Box 1503
Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03802
United States
(603) 371-0676
http://www.rain4sahara.org
 BRIDGE Number: 1280058065

Founder & Executive Director

Bess Palmisciano

Management Team

Bess Palmisciano, Deborah Welch, Salifou Kountche, Brian Nowak

Board of Directors

Barbara Mehren-Freeman, Louis Salome, Michael Murphy, Jeanette Lloyd, Nora Clements, Janice Plourde, John Hutchison, Mohamed Djingo, Kathleen Hofer, George W Page, Aine Cronin

Project Leaders

Whitney Fleming
Bess Palmisciano

Mission

Rain for the Sahel and Sahara (RAIN) partners with rural and nomadic desert people of West Africa to enable enduring livelihoods through access to education.

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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