Nomadic Notes


Thanks to The Prem Rawat Foundation for $30,000 Grant!

Posted in Uncategorized by rain4sahara on October 1, 2010

RAIN would like to extend our sincerest thanks to The Prem Rawat Foundation for their generous grant of $30,000.  The emergency food aid made possible by the Foundation will reach over 50,000 nomadic people in the northern Agadez region of Niger, an area that’s been one of the hardest hit by the recent food crisis affecting much of Africa.  

The drought, causing decreased food production and therefore increased food cost, has also caused a loss of green pasture lands, which has put the lives of the herds of goats, sheep, and camels in jeopardy.  Since the animals provide milk, meat, and income for the people, their survival is crucial to the survival of the people themselves. 

Thanks to the generosity of The Prem Rawat Foundation, RAIN will be able to distribute such essentials as grain, oil, millet, and animal feed, and cereal banks will be established at regional centers.  Distributed at local schools and used to provide meals to children in attendance, hopefully (as has been the case before) the food will mean more educated young people – full bellies AND full minds? TPRF and RAIN hope so. 

Young students at school in the Agadez region

 The Prem Rawat Foundation was formed in 2001 and is a U.S 501(c)(3) public charity based in California.  In the spirit of dignity, peace, and prosperity, TPRF has reached over 30 countries in cooperation with over 45 humanitarian organizations on 5 continents. For more information, please visit www.tprf.org.

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