Nov 9, 2017

Nutrition & Fitness Report Update 11/07/17

Immigrant women participate in fitness class
Immigrant women participate in fitness class

Dear friends and supporters,

On behalf Darfur Women Network, I would like to express my gratitude for your support! We had a great pilot project with our Nutrition and Fitness program. Some members met their preferred fitness goals, while others did not, but we all experienced a great change in connection and learning. 

All of us have a dream to continue our Nutrition and Fitness program to maintain our healthy lifestyles. However, we are still dreaming.

I am very sorry for late report. I am waiting for update from students from Butler University. They are volunteering to help with this project through areas of grants, funding and writing as well as seeking out outdoor spaces for gardening provided by churches, organizations, and community centers. I will meet with this group on this Friday, November 10/11/2017. 

The Darfur Women Network calls on GlobalGiving to help with this project. Last month, I had to take two immigrant women to fitness club due to recommendation from their doctors. They have membership now, but they walk while wearing Islamic clothes. They can’t use machine or attend any classes due to their religious obligation. 

One of my plans is to discuss with the students our needs to area advocates to help us to reach out to more people during Year-End-Campaign. 

Thank you so much for your support, 

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


Oct 24, 2017


Hello our dear friends,

Thank you for your generous doantion and your unlimited support. You and our wonderful partner, Globalgiving are our inspiration and our power to work harder to help refugees to feed their families. 

Food security is our goal to decrease hunger among refugees who were farmers before they fled their countries.

This year, refugees grew their food. The season was successful; nevertheless, there was enough rain throughout the summer. The farmers grew their main crops such as milt, sorghum, maze, okra, peanuts, and beans. They use oxen to plough and clean the land before they plant their crops.

During farming season, farmers and their children do the work at the farm. They worked hard to secure their food because they’ve experienced extreme hunger before and wish to not relive the hunger.

Now, the refugees harvest their crops. They are happy to have food and they give away some of their crop to needy people in the camp. They have to fulfill their religious obligation, which it called Zakat. Zakat is religious responsibility towards our people and our neighbors.  The amount of crops that would be given away would be measured based on the crops’ measurement at specific countries.

This dish is the only type of food that refugees hope to feed their children to end the hunger. It is a dough with souce. It is traditonal food.

Now, we are working with Butler University students to help us layout strategy to help the refugees to increase their farm and to reach out to more people for securing resources to provide better services. 


Thank you so much 

Sep 13, 2017


Dear friends,

Thank you for your generous support and your interest in protecting women and girls from rape and hostile attack during collecting firewood to cook for their families in Darfur refugee camps in Chad. 

For those who are in Indianapolis, Please check our event below

The Darfur Women Network and Immigrant Welcome Center are grateful to invite you to their cross cultural picnic/Potluck Picnic. The purpose of the picnic is to connect immigrants and American to share their culture and to learn as well as to build trust and friendship. We are in need to volunteers.

We share international food, learn and share our cultures, and creating an opporutnity for immgirants and Americans to have direct communciation to know each others without assumption. As a resut, you will improve your intercutural communcation and add some friends to your list.


Please chaeck our flyer

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