An income gives women in rural Darfur villages freedom of choice and ability to make decisions for their families for the first time ever. Almost invariably village leaders are men. We give women a voice in their communities. Goat Loans, Donkeys, and Midwife & Paravet training give women incomes and change their status. Your help will enable us to empower women to build better futures for themselves and their children. Each year we adopt more villages, empowering more and more women.
Women are left alone in appalling conditions in Darfur while their husbands leave in search of work. Without any form of income, women are not respected or treated as equals, they do not have a say on any village matters. With no money they have no power over their own lives. Children suffer because the family cannot afford to send them to school, so the cycle of poverty continues. 2018 has already seen a failed harvest in many villages in Darfur, making starvation a frightening prospect.
Income is the key to empowering women. Goat Loans mean women can sell milk, yogurt, and male kids. This is their first income ever- allowing them to make their own decisions and ensure a better future for themselves and their children, because mothers will put their children first. Women can then send their children to school - Kindergartens which we are building! Training women as Midwives & Paravets gives them income and status in their village, as does owning a blanket, they are so poor.
We will never adopt a village unless the men fully support the empowerment of women. Giving a woman the tools & resources to earn an income and change her life will, in the long-term, change the lives of future generations and end the poverty cycle. We train the poorest members of the village to run village committees and make crucial decisions for their communities. This brings a huge positive transformation to the village and because our projects are sustainable, more women benefit over time.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
Why Midwives are so important
A list of everything we funded in Darfur last year
The importance of Goats and Donkeys in Darfur