Jul 7, 2021

Update on Water Project

Dear supporter,

Thank you for your solidarity towards Darfur refugees, the survivors of genocide, who fled their country to live in Chad for over 17 years of which the majority are Women and children who are unable to meet their basic needs of living. Lack of social services, for drinking water, and sanitation expose these vulnerable communities to numerous challenges and life-threating situations, including malnutrition and diseases.

The 2020 has been a quite challenging year, COVID-19 has presented the Darfur refugees in Touloum camp in Chad with unprecedented challenges in addition to lack of food, water, healthcare, education, and no jobs or any sources of income.

The Darfur Women Network have worked with the refugees to raise awareness by conducting sessions on awareness and prevention of COVID-19. Our staff taught them the importance of social distance, wearing masks, wash their hands for protection from COVID 19. We also distributed personal protective equipment like Masks, gloves, sanitizers, and soap to the 30000 refugees along with guidelines education.

Clean Water has been the critical needs for the refugees to survive COVID-19. The refugees are depended on rain for drinking water, and on water wells during summer. Currently due to rainy season the wells are covered up with water and this would be source of water for refugees till end of the season.

During rainy season, the DWN works diligently to raise fund to provide our volunteers food and tools to clean the filled-up wells which then secures drinking water to refugees.

DWN needs your generous support to be able to us to overcome the challenges to managing a COVID-19 outbreak. The refugees are in need to water for their personal hygiene. We are committed to provide water for consumption and hygiene. Your donation makes drinking water available to the refugees as well as hardworking volunteers.  We want to ensure that refugees have access to water, soap, sanitizers, and mask, to survive COVID19. Your donations have helped us to provide safety tools to our volunteers’ team to clean up water drinking wells to ensure that clean water is available for drinking and for personal hygiene to prevent coronavirus.

Please share our link with your network and your friends to create an opportunity to harness the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in our refugees’ camp during this challenging time, 

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Jul 7, 2021

Update

Dear Donors,

Thank you for your generous donation and taking opportunities to participate in letting women and girls by improving their lives. We appreciate your investing in DWN work. The genocide in Darfur has left its inhabitants to suffer from food insecurity, disease outbreaks, and lack of basic social services.

Women and children make up most of the population in the camps and they are unable to meet their basic living needs.  Lack of social services coupled with the absence of critical infrastructure for drinking water and sanitation expose these vulnerable communities to numerous challenges, life-threatening situations, including malnutrition and diseases. 

Most of these communities have been suffering from severe trauma as they witnessed horrific atrocities inflicted on their families, while watching their villages, water resources, livestock and farms get completely destroyed.  They continue to face protection risks, especially women and girls who are constantly threatened by harassment and crimes of sexual violence.  

Most of the internally displaced women originate from villages with limited education and skills to earn a steady income to provide for their children. Despite that, these women continue to be the main providers for their children and families. Every morning, women head to towns early, walking for miles from their camps - which are typically located in rural areas or in the outskirts of cities - searching for work to earn a little to feed their children. They go door to door, but sometimes they cannot even find work because the entire region has been impacted by the economic crisis.

Suffering has doubled due to COVID 19. They must work outdoors with lack of personal protective items, lack awareness, and healthcare.

Darfur Women Network (DWN) is committed to empower displaced and vulnerable families to send their children back to school and to support them so they can achieve their goals. DWN is working towards building their capacity to earn steady income and raises their awareness about their rights and their children’s rights. This project will reduce poverty, child labor, sexual violence, school dropouts, and create community support mechanisms to ensure a safe environment in which every child is protected from any form of violence, abuse, and violation of their rights.

The DWN provides women with access to education, training, financial assistance, or resources needed to earn sustainable sources of income to enable women to support their children to learn. Raise awareness about women and girls’ rights, secure steady income for dropouts’ mothers to support their children to learn –with focus on girls.

With these goals in mind, for past few months, our executive director has been working diligently to successfully achieve these goals. She completed the registration of DWN at national level and opened a national office.  She recruited staff and volunteers to take care of offices and activities at local and national level. She received approval letter to open a regional office in South Darfur and is in process of completing all the federal procedures. She has secured soap making trainer locally to help train women in soap making process.

She is working on establishing a women center which will enable women who are displaced, war-effected, and belonging to poor families to earn income and improve their livelihoods. She also working on building the foundation of DWN in Darfur. She recently had meeting with person in charge of Humanitarian Commission in South Darfur. As of today, she has competed 2/3 of the procedures and hoping to get the final approval of opening office in South Darfur State by Sunday, July 11th, 2021.

Post this we have task to rent an office and women center space.

The Darfur Women Network invites you to donate to displaced, vulnerable women and their children. We consider this as an opportunity to harness the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in your community. Here is our link: 

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Jul 7, 2021

Update on soap making project for women empowerment

Dear supporters,

Thank you for standing for Darfur refugees and supporting them with your kind donations. The Soap making project aims at driving the economic status of internally displaced women and vulnerable families through cold process hands soap making activities. Through Soap making training which includes entrepreneur’s skills and activities, women will be able to strengthen their economic power to earn steady income to enable them to send their dropped-out children and laborers’ children back to schools.

The year 2020 has been a quite challenging and COVID-19 has presented the Darfur refugees with unprecedented challenges. COVID19 has delayed starting our soap making project in Darfur. To make things go faster and smoother, our Executive Director, Mastora Bakhiet travelled to Sudan with aim of achieving the following goals:

-          Registration of DWN’s branch in Sudan

-          Open National and regional offices

-          Recruit volunteers and staff

-          Build local relationship for good and raw materials for soap project.

With these goals in mind, for past few months, our executive director has being working diligently to successfully achieve these goals. She completed the registration of DWN at national level and opened a national office. She recruited staff and volunteers to take care of offices and activities at local and national level. She received approval letter to open a regional office in South Darfur and is in process of completing all the federal procedures. She has secured soap making trainer locally to help train women in soap making process.

She is working on establishing a women center and procuring materials, equipment, and safety tools for soap making training and production which will enable women who are displaced, war-effected, and belonging to poor families to earn income and improve their livelihoods. She also working on building the foundation of DWN in Darfur.

On Sunday, July 4th, she will be meeting person in charge of confirming NGOs office approval on Nyla’s, South Darfur. This will make establishing our branch in Nyla easier and step closer in establishing our soap making project.

DWN needs your generous support to be able to us to overcome the challenges to managing a COVID-19 outbreak. Your donation will make us gather required resources for soap making project which will in turn achieve better livelihood of the affected women.

We would like to invite you to support the refugees from Darfur and improve their livelihoods.

Please share our link with your network and your friends to create an opportunity to harness the generosity of people around the world to bring about real and long-lasting change in our refugees’ camp. Please check our link below.

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/soap-making-project/

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