Empower Women to Earn an Income - Darfur, Sudan

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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.

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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. Training women as Midwives & Paravets gives them status in their village, as does even owning a blanket, they are so poor. Village Animal Loan Committees have more women than men ensuring women's voices are heard.

Long-Term Impact

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.

Additional Documentation

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

Organization Information

Kids for Kids

Location: Dorking, Surrey - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.kidsforkids.org.uk
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Project Leader:
Sage Lancaster
Dorking, Surrey United Kingdom
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Provides one blanket - having simple household assets actually gives women a standing in their village and a blanket keeps children warm at night, safe from chest infections and other health issues.
Provides a goat allowing a woman to feed her child, sell goats milk and earn the 1st income she will have ever had. Money allows her to make decisions for herself & her family for the 1st time.
Provides shoes and school uniform for five girls. Often lack of a uniform prevents girls from going to school. Having a uniform changes everything.
Provides a Donkey to carry milk to market, helping a woman enormously to earn an income. They are the only transportation in Darfur where there are no roads.
Provides education for one little girl for a year. Imagine changing a life forever with a year of schooling!
Provides 6 Goats, allowing a woman to feed her children and to earn an income. Goats milk provides essential protein and nutrients to stop malnutrition. As the flock grows, more women will benefit.
Trains one woman as a paravet, giving her the tools necessary to take care of the animals in the village. Work in the village gives women a voice in the community and changes their status.
Trains 1 woman as a midwife for her village. Performing life-saving work she earns respect from the community. Midwives empower the women of the village to resist FGM and take control of their bodies.
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