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Women's Community Gardens in Niger

by Rain for the Sahel and Sahara
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Women's Community Gardens in Niger
Women's Community Gardens in Niger
Women's Community Gardens in Niger
Women's Community Gardens in Niger
Women's Community Gardens in Niger
Women's Community Gardens in Niger
Women's Community Gardens in Niger
Women's Community Gardens in Niger
Women's Community Gardens in Niger
Women's Community Gardens in Niger
Women's Community Gardens in Niger
Jul 14, 2020

Support is Vital During Tough Times

This has been an especially challenging period in Niger. The country had its first case of coronavirus in late March and the government reacted swiftly - they shut the borders, limited transit within the country, closed schools from Kindergarten through University, and asked people to remain home if possible. The government's reaction was necessary - Niger simply doesn't have the medical infrastructure to deal with a widespread outbreak. Unfortunately, as we've seen in many other countries, the impact of the virus goes well beyond the virus itself. Closing borders and limiting transportation stalled supply chains. It became harder to access basic necessities and as stockpiles dwindled, prices soared. RAIN's partner communities - poor, remote villages - are some of the hardest hit. 

In April, David Beasley, the head of the World Food Program, announced that we could expect to see famines of "biblical propotions" across the globe. THIS is what our partner communities feared - not coronavirus, but starvation. In this way, COVID reiterated the importance of communities being able to meet their basic needs locally. Rural and nomadic communities without access to safe water are at significant risk if the coronavirus or another disease infiltrates the population. Additionally, community garden and herding initiatives provide a layer of security for communities to provide for themselves. Now, more than ever, our partner communities need your support - local access to water and food is always critical but right now it is also urgent. 

 Thank you for your generosity and for standing by these communities in need. Please consider sharing this opportunity with your friends and family - none of us can do it alone.

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Rain for the Sahel and Sahara

Location: Portsmouth, New Hampshire - USA
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Jacob Dolan-Bath
Portsmouth, New Hampshire United States
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