On behalf of Darfur Women Network, I would like to share a special update about the impact of your support. For International Women’s Day, March 8th, Darfur Women Network is excited to share that an additional 200 Safe Stoves were made and will be distributed in Chad, in a Darfur refugee camp, thank you for your contribution!
Your International Women’s Day’s gift, will help refugee women to earn income, take care of their children, increase their self-esteem, improve interfamily relationships, and change the perception of the community toward women.
Your gift will also help 200 mothers to reduce their trips to collect firewood from the forest by 75%. You are protecting them from rape, improving the healthy environment of their homes, and increasing their safety.
Our president of the Board is currently in Chad. Our Project Manager Assistant departed to the refugee camp to lead our gift project. The communication is not the best. Since he left to Chad, on February 25, 2017, I could not reach him.
He will work with the team to execute this project and he will interview the refugees who collect firewood in the forest and collect information regard Safe Stoves beneficiaries and the Economic Empowerment group who produce Safe Stoves.
Our Executive Director, Mastora Bakhiet, was one of the five women whom were honored at Women of Grace event. It was organized by Dr. Diana Jackson-Davis, Diversity & Inclusion, and Parkview Health in Fort Wayne, IN.
We will share the information as soon as we receive it.
Thank you so much for your countless support.
Thank you for your generous support that helped our diverse community to learn about healthy food and fitness. Happy New Year to you all! I hope that 2017 is great year for our generous donors and our beneficiaries.
After our successful pilot program, we, the Darfur Women Network (DWN) is working diligently to continue to secure a place for exercise and nutritional education. We partnered with the Islamic Association of Muslims of Indianapolis and Hoping for Hope.
We were able to have a nutritional education and cooking demonstration. We had an experience dietitian led the nutritional education demonstration. The program was about making traditional food from many countries healthier. We substituted unhealthy ingredients with healthier options. However, our volunteers were too busy to continue with the program. Her absence affected the program and the families.
Since our fitness coaches, Renee and Mary Ann, completed their volunteering period, we are looking for volunteers for to help with fitness. Unfortunately, we haven’t found any yet. Women are worried about their health after they lost a remarkable amount of weight and they have gained it back. It is hard for us, but we don’t have any alternative choices.
Moreover, the DWN and its partners were able to provide immigrant communities in Indianapolis with access to nutritional programs, healthy cooking, and smart shopping classes as well as access to education and resources about nutrition. As a result, with the help of our donors, our volunteers, and our partners we were able to provide these women with service for their healthier lifestyle for themselves and their families.
In 2017, we continue reaching out to different people and organizations to find those who are passionate to support women, immigrants, and healthy lifestyles for women to support us to achieve our goals.
Please support us, volunteer, share our link with your network, and give us feedback.
Thank you so much,
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Dear suporters and partners,
We can’t believe that we are counting days to celebrate Christmas, then,Start New Year of 2017.
Warm Christmas wishes from Darfur Women Network(DWN), its staff, and its constituencies to those who celebrate Christmas. We wish you Merry Christmas and enjoyable time with your families and friends,.
We, the DWN, are grateful for your strong suport, your committement, and your love! Without your support; it would be impossible for us to provide 1000 safe stoves and to help 150 refufee families to secure their food and reduce hugner. Please , share our webiste with your network and like our Facebook. www.darfurwomennetwork.org
We also wishing al a happy New Year and hope to bring you peace, happiness and blessings!