Rain for Sahel and Sahara

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Location: Niger
Key(s): Access to Food and Water, Education, Economic Empowerment

RAIN believes that access to education is the key to build resilience to poverty. RAIN partners with nomadic rural communities. Rain for the Sahel and Sahara partners with rural and nomadic people of Niger to enable enduring livelihoods through access to education.

Mission: Rain for the Sahel and Sahara forges partnerships with rural and nomadic peoples of Niger to enable enduring and relevant livelihoods through access to education and opportunity.



Installed 18 school market gardens and 20 wells in the most remote areas of the Agadez and Tillaberi regions.

Developed 6 women’s artisan cooperatives.

Given garden grants to 9 family gardeners.

Installed 2 women’s cooperative gardens with a total of 130 members.

At each garden site, trained participants in hygiene, nutrition and organic gardening and pest control techniques.

Established 140 women mentors providing guidance and support to 630 girls and 10 at-risk boys in 27 communities.

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