Kids for Kids transforms the lives of the children in Darfur living in remote villages in the desert. In May 2014, UNICEF warned that 80,000 children were at risk of starvation this summer. We can help to stop this now. Our simple grassroots projects - goat loans, donkeys, clean fresh water from hand pumps, training midwives and first aid workers, providing blankets and mosquito nets, and much more - lifts families out of desperate poverty and transforms the lives of whole communities.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Drought, conflict and soaring inflation have combined so that mothers cannot feed their children. The outward sign of prolonged malnutrition - lack of protein in particular - is children's hair which should be black, bleached of all colour. In the summer of 2014, 80,000 children are expected to lose their lives to malnutrition. It is the smallest children who suffer first. Moreover, mothers have no seed to plant for next year, so we need to help before it is too late.
How will this project solve this problem?
Kids for Kids helps people to help themselves. Our aim is to prevent problems from becoming catastrophes by providing a package of sustainable projects in each village. There are already 62 Kids for Kids villages where there is no malnutrition. This year we aim to adopt three more. When health care is miles away across the open desert, when crops fail, when it is too dangerous to venture away from your village - then you - and your children - need help close by.
Potential Long Term Impact
"There is no malnutrition in Azargarfa" - Adam Sebil village leader, April 2013. Azargarfa was adopted in 2004. More families have received goats from our Loans as they have been rotated from family to family every 2 years. The little flocks have transformed their lives. Our health care for both humans and animals has transformed lives. Children have fresh water to drink, food to eat, and the whole community has been transformed. People are moving their because they stand a better chance.
Total Funding Received to Date: $26,232
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $8,768
Total Funding Goal: $35,000