Poorest of Sudan's Poor--Displaced AND Disabled



In 2 settlements in Khartoum, Salama and Soba-Aradi, disabled people have organized for self-improvement & human rights. NEF seeks support for their amazing initiative & planned basic services.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Sudan has huge numbers of disabled due to war, accident, poor health/health care--300 in these particular communities, who have lost everything fleeing their country's violence, drought/floods in the west and south. They need water jugs, transportation, counseling, advocacy, wheelchairs, prosthetics, hearing aids, braille training, medical supplies, health & disability education, skills training, microcredit for employment & income generating activities--so they can have independence.

How will this project solve this problem?

Home visits to update survey/registration of disabled; formalized counseling/referrals; emergency assistance funding for medicines & devices; microcredit & skills training for income generation; preschool & adult literacy; advocacy training.

Potential Long Term Impact

Social inclusion of disabled in their communities & their economic productivity/self-sufficiency; creation of an effective human rights instrument for their civic & political rights; advocacy against thousands of years of discrimination.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $50

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $50 .  The original project funding goal was $50,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Thanks to 1 donor like you, a total of $50 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Roger Hardister

Regional Director, Near East Foundation
Cairo, Egypt

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