Kids for Kids

KIDS FOR KIDS aims to help children living in remote villages in Darfur, Sudan who live lives of inexcusable hardship and to give them the chance of a better life. We seek to enable families to stay in their villages in the midst of the conflict by helping to improve their lives and livelihoods and lifting them out of poverty. Our long-term aim is to give Darfur a chance by sustaining villages as vibrant institutions - without this people living in the camps will have nothing to return to once peace is restored.
Nov 10, 2015

Water - please give the gift of life in Dafur

Everyone needs a Jerry Can to survive in Darfur
Everyone needs a Jerry Can to survive in Darfur

Water - please give the gift of life in Darfur

As you know, many families have been uprooted and cannot return home.  The troubles in the region have escalated during the year and those who have fled have nowhere to go.  Imagine running for your life, with nothing -  not even a Jerry Can to carry water to keep you and your children alive.  

We are proud to say that many are coming to Kids for Kids villages, becase these are stronger. The leaders are effective, and have agreed to welcome more families, despite the strain this will put on their own resources.  One village, Abu Nahla, where we opened our first Kindergarten, has accepted many more people into the community, and are telling us they need more classrooms.  The village leader tells us "We know what a difference it makes to have a helping hand for your your own family and community.  Now it is our turn to help others, and as the village grows we become stronger together."  

We want to keep helping, and one of the ways to do this is the simple gift of water.  Providing desperate new arrivals in the village with a jerry can is literally a life saver.  People need a minimum of 15 litres a day for drinking, cooking and washing. Without a jerry can, collecting enough water to survive is a huge challenge. Imagine the thirst in somewhere as hot as Darfur?  $10 buys 2 Jerry Cans and gets them to the people who need them. Please will you give a Jerry Can today, and help save lives?  Thank you.  

$10 provides 2 Jerry Cans and delivers them to where they are needed

$95 provides a little donkey to carry water

$460 provides a water cart to help the whole community

$875 enables us to repair a hand pump that has been standing idle for far too long

$7,000 provides a Hand Pump so children do not have to walk for miles

Thank you for your support.  

Waiting to use the new Handpump
Waiting to use the new Handpump

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Oct 30, 2015

Urgent help for children needed in Darfur

Please help - Goat loans save lives
Please help - Goat loans save lives

Urgent help for children needed in Darfur

As you may already know, the situation in Darfur is desperate and we have just had reports that there is a renewed emergency call for help, as tens of thousands of children in the region are acutely malnourished – far exceeding the normal levels when disaster relief is called for from the international community.   "It fills me with dread to think how many children will have died by Christmas" says our CEO Patricia Parker.  

Kids for Kids are doing all we can to help.  Having adopted 8 villages this year, 3 more than originally planned, we are also in the process of supplying what basic help we can to the 36 villages who applied to be adopted but were not selected.  All of them had reported children dying of malaria last year.    It is the little ones who succumb first.    Children in every village are malnourished and have little resilience to withstand high fever.   We have already started ordering mosquito nets for every one of those villages.  If only we could do more.  

Our Goat Loans are game changers - having 6 goats for a family makes an immediate difference, as the children have milk to drink, which is full of essential vitamins and minerals.  The miracle doesnt stop there - as the flock grows, the family has the chance of an income, and after 2 years they pass on 6 goats to the next family, and so on.  This stops starvation in its tracks, no wonder we love goats!  

We are doing all as we can in the face of unimaginable need.  The more support we have, the more help we can give.  Please do not delay.  For some of these children it is already too late.  

$62 provides a goat for milk, to save a starving child 

$42 provides a blanket, to keep children warm at night 

$25 provides 2 mosquito nets, to save children from malaria

$95 provides a donkey to carry water

$372 provides 6 goats for a family - a chance of survival and hope for the future 

Thank you for your support. 

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Oct 20, 2015

Grave news from Darfur - urgent help needed please

With your help children have a chance
With your help children have a chance

Grave news from Darfur - urgent help is needed.  

The situation in Darfur is grave.  We have just had reports that there is a renewed emergency call for help, as tens of thousands of children in the region are acutely malnourished – far exceeding the normal levels when disaster relief is called for from the international community.   "It fills me with dread to think how many children will have died by Christmas" says our CEO Patricia Parker.  

Kids for Kids are doing all we can to help.  We have adopted 8 villages this year, 3 more than originally planned.  We are also in the process of supplying what basic help we can to the 36 villages who applied to be adopted but were not selected.  All of them had reported children dying of malaria last year.    It is the little ones who succumb first.    Children in every village are malnourished and have little resilience to withstand high fever.    I am delighted to tell you that I have already started ordering mosquito nets for every one of those villages.  If only we could do more.  

We are doing as much as we can in the face of unimaginable need.  The more support we have, the more help we can give.  Please do not delay.  For some of these children it is already too late.  

$62 provides a goat for milk, to save a starving child 

$42 provides a blanket, to keep children warm at night 

$25 provides 2 mosquito nets, to save children from malaria

$95 provides a donkey to carry water

$372 provides 6 goats for a family - a chance of survival and hope for the future 

Thank you for your support. 

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