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"Gifts for Good" From the Girls in our Mentoring Program

"Gifts for Good" From the Girls in our Mentoring Program

Receive a special gift made by a girl in our mentoring program!

 

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Hunger Relief for Nomadic Herders

Hunger Relief for Nomadic Herders

Help isolated nomadic people receive food aid in this time of crisis.

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NYT: Niger Children Miss School to Search for Water

NYT: Niger Children Miss School to Search for Water

In Niger, a major obstacle to education for rural children is the long trek in search of water.

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Bombino highlighted on NHPR Word of Mouth

Bombino highlighted on NHPR Word of Mouth

Very exciting things happening!  Word of Mouth at NHPR highlighted Bombino during a segment today.  Listen now!

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RAIN News Winter 2011-12 is Here!

RAIN News Winter 2011-12 is Here!

 An update about the Arlit mentors, good news for Gougaram, and a tribute to a great friend.

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Back to School in Niger: Nomadic Parents Struggle

Back to School in Niger: Nomadic Parents Struggle

A dispatch from Bess in Agadez: Nomadic parents in Niger take drastic measures to send their children to school against the odds. 

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A Message from Bess in Niger

A Message from Bess in Niger

 A message from Bess in Agadez about the pressing food situation in rural Niger.

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RAIN and The Prem Rawat Foundation School Food Aid in Agadez: One Year Later

RAIN and The Prem Rawat Foundation School Food Aid in Agadez: One Year Later

In 2010, RAIN and  The Prem Rawat Foundation teamed up in response to the drought induced food crisis in Agadez - read more in this TPRF blog article about the positive impact in our nomadic partner communities!

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New tote bags are here!

New tote bags are here!

RAIN is excited to announce that the bright, beautiful, colorful tote bags featuring hand embroidery by Wodaabe women in our “Metier Chance Vivre” cooperative are now available to buy!

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The Cure Salee (Salt Cure), or "Festival of the Nomads" is a yearly gathering of the Tuareg and Wodaabe peoples in the salt flats in Ingall. Marking the end of the rainy season, it's an occasion of celebration to restore herds before traveling south.
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