Aug 7, 2018

Update - Summer 2018

Darfur Women Network is committed to working within the community to encourage healthy lifestyle options including fitness and nutrition.

Our series provided many immigrant and refugee women with a wonderful opportunity to connect with one another, learn more about living healthier lifestyles for themselves and their families as well as integrating common US practices with personal traditional culture.

We will be coordinating another series with new fitness and nutrition instructors as this helps us provide our community with more diversity and idea solutions. Some of our former volunteers will be returning, but we are excited to welcome new voices and faces.

We look forward to providing our upcoming schedule and hope to double our attendance in the next cycle.

Thank you to all of our volunteers, supporters and participants! It's your commitment that makes our work possible!

Aug 7, 2018

Wells & Water

Darfur Women Network has been working overseas onsite in Chad to provide resources enabling our clean water project to continue. We have received much needed donations from our supporters allowing us to acquire equipment for well cleanup and security and project quote and assessment from trained professionals.

Despite the intense heat, we are still committed to providing safe haven, shelter and clean water to refugees as well as ensuring their personal safety while working within the wells.

A list of items still needed for donation are available online or can be sent on request.

Thank you to all of our supporters for your efforts. Without you, we could not accomplish these goals!

Jun 12, 2018

Update from Darfur - Food Security & Agriculture

Darfur Women Network (DWN) is delighted to say thank you for your generous donation and endless support. Without your support, we couldn’t help some refugees to grow their own food. Now, the government and the people believe that the solution for their hunger is agriculture. 

The people in Darfur and Chad are excited to secure food for their families. DWN shares the same believe. However, most of the work at farm to feed the displaced families relies on women.

I talked to some displaced women and others and I observed the life there, I found that the culture of a husband is the head of house hold has been diminished. Women, now, are doing some jobs that have been known as a man’s jobs for hundreds of years ago.

Our Executive Director is currently in Darfur. She said that the rainy season is around the corner. Displaced people are enthusiastic to grow their own food, but they are concerned about security, finding food during the farming season, and the agriculture inputs including land.

DWN is determined to help some elderly, widows with orphans, and refugees with disability. Our volunteers are ready to help after they determine the neediest people in the camp. We are waiting for their report. Communication is difficult. One of the volunteers had to travel for two days to talk to our Executive Director.

We will share the update that we are waiting for.

Thank you so much!

 
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