Nomadic Notes


ZAKAT FOUNDATION FUNDS RAIN FOOD AID TO NIGER

Posted in Niger Food Security by rain4sahara on July 29, 2010

The Zakat Foundation of America, whose mission is to foster charitable giving to alleviate the immediate needs of poor communities and to establish long-term development projects that ensure individual and community growth has granted $21,360 for food aid to children in Niger. Niger is suffering from a drought-induced food shortage and, with Zakat’s help, RAIN is providing food to schoolchildren in remote regions who are not receiving assistance from any other sources.  Zakat and RAIN are also funding animal feed programs.  When nomads lose their animals they lose their source of food, milk and income.  RAIN is receiving reports of communities in which half their animals have died and others are malnourished. This is both a short and long-term disaster for affected nomadic peoples.  RAIN is augmenting the Zakat-funded food aid program with funds donated by our individual supporters. 

MANY THANKS TO ZAKAT AND ALL OF YOU WHO HAVE DONATED TO THIS URGENT NEED IN NIGER.  WE ARE NOT DONE, DONATIONS TO NIGER FOOD AID CAN BE MADE THROUGH OUR WEB SITE: WWW.RAIN4SAHARA.ORG

All the best to our supporters, 

Bess and the staff and volunteers of RAIN in the United States and Niger. 

Food delivery to Tadek nomadic school

Children are hardest hit by hunger. Food delivery to the Tadek nomadic school. Zakat and RAIN are providing food for 300 primary school students.

 

The women of Foudouk receive animal feed for their herds.

40% of the herd animals in Foudouk have starved to death. RAIN and Zakat contribute animal feed to keep them alive until this season's pastures are green.

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