Feb 20, 2018

update

Dear friends,

 

The Darfur Women Network initiated the Nutrition and Fitness project for immigrant women to help them to change their own culture to maintain their healthy lifestyles.

 

In fact, exercise is one of the most important for them to lose weight, lower the risk of some diseases, and feel happy about themselves.

 

As we shares with you on November 2017, we are hoping to duplicate our program to benefit immigrant women. Now, a few young women have joined some fitness clubs, but there are many are still need help to change their culture and exercise.

Immigrant women are in need to learn how they can set up their fitness goals and how to work out to achieve their goals.

We were working with students from Butler University to help us. The students each had 20 hours to help. Therefore, we had students write some grant proposals and we are waiting for the response.

If you have any ideas, please share them with us!

 

Your recommendation and your feedback are valuable to help us to improve this project.

Feb 12, 2018

update

 

Darfur Women Network (DWN) is pleased to reach out to you to say thank you for your generous donation and to express our gratitude for your support. Without your support, we couldn’t help some refugees to grow their own food. I am proud of you and grateful for your support when talk to refugees and hear that they are happy farming and excited to have food and share it with whom have little or have nothing.

The Food Security Project is a robust tool to empower refugees to reduce hunger in their refugee camps.

We have less than five months to prepare for farming. The last season we supported fewer refugees than our 2016 , because we had enough fund to support 150 families.  Last year, we supported only elderly, disabled, and orphans. Some grew very small sizes compared with the first one we supported.

Last season, there were some health issues came up  in the camp.. When the refugees reached out to us because they have no one to ask, we responded positively, even though, it was challenging discussion. We supported an elder who was very sick and the traditional remedy was ineffective for him to heal. We were able to secure his travel from the refugee camps to N’djamena and he is still there. He is feeling much better,now.

Now, we are grateful to have $440. This amount you have generously donated from September to the present. We are asking you to reach out to your family members, friends, and network to raise more money to support more survivors’ families to grow their own food and to feed their children. Let us help refugee women to gain confidence and change the culture that devalued women’s effort. In fact, women are able to make change and to feed their children if they have the strong support needed.






Dec 27, 2017

update and Happy Holidays!

Hello our friends,

The Darfur Women Network,DWN, wishes you Happyy Holidays!

In 2017, we made extreme changes that impacted the survivors of the Darfur genocide in the refugee camp. The Solar Panel Project, our innovative project, improved the refugee’s lives.

Darfur Women Network (DWN) served 13 community centers by providing solar panels to replace firewood light for multiple purposes.

DWN provided waterproof sheets to cover the roofs made from local materials to ensure the continuation of services during the rainy season.

DWN provided rugs to sit on instead of sand. 

DWN has trained 26 refugees on the upkeep of the community center for multiple purposes. 

Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j06S2x0vmdc

 

DWN is thinking about using solar energy for cooking in the refugee camp during the summer. DWN needs practical solar cookers that can be appropriate for our cultural and/or traditional food. Any ideas are valuable to us and if there are any solar energy companies that share the same mission, please provide their information to DWN.

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/protect-empower-refugee-women-and-girls-from-darfur/

 
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