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Food Security and Agriculture

by Darfur Women Network, DWN
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Hello my friends,

Happy Holidays! Wish you and your family wonderful, peaceful, and lovely celebrations! We are grateful for your support.

Helping the survivors of Darfur genocide to grow their own food to reduce hunger is one of our goals. The refugees are grateful for your support and generosity. Two years ago, they were able to harvest enough crops to feed their families and to donate some to those who couldn’t grow their food due to their ages, disabilities, or lack of resources.

I would like to share with you a story from one of our volunteers who lives in a Darfur refugee camp. He and his three friends decided to work with a local community farmer. They agreed that the local farmer would provide land, seeds, tools, and food for them from the beginning of the farm work to the harvest. Our volunteer and his friends would do all the required farm work such as ploughing, cutting trees, planting seeds, and harvesting. After harvest, they sold their crops. Then, they subtract the cost of the farming to divide the profit. Half of the profit would go to the owner of the farm and the other half will be divided among the four friends.

Based on this agreement, the four friends left the camp to stay on the farm from the last week of May to December 22, 2018. They were optimistic about the opportunity. They hoped to earn money to bring to their families. The farm looked promising due to lots of rain and hard work. Unfortunately, our volunteer and his friends found out that the actual profit was less than expected. 

The farm owner told them that after he sold the products the total income was less than the cost of producing the crops. He lost his money and there was absolutely no profit. Therefore, the four friends left the farm with nothing. It is extremely disappointing that they had to leave empty handed when they had high hopes.

Please help us by donating to help them grow their own food to ensure that they can bring it home to their families.

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Darfur Women Network (DWN) is excited to share with you some information about Darfur and the displaced people, who are survivvors of genocide. Firstly, on bhalf of DWN, let me take this opprotuntiy to tell you how I greatful for your generous donation and endless support.Without your support, we couldn’t help some refugees to grow their own food. Now, the people of Darfur believe that the solution for their hunger is agriculture.

The people in Darfur and Chad are excited to secure food for your generous donatiion and for your strong support. Without your support, DWN would not be
able to help the refugees grow their own food.

Moreover, the information about Darfur that I would like to share with you is our Exective Director visited Darfur this year,2018. She experienced the hardship
living there. everything is expensive despite the difficult to earn income. She said that the security is not stable,but it is slowly getting better. The Darfur people hope for stable security. The displaced have suffered for over decade,they realize their only solutions are security and farming. They would love to return to their villages and their lives before the conflict. They always talk about their villages and their hope for better life.

The Executive Director believes that the culture has changed in Darfur.The most of the work to feed, educate, and secure the displaced families relies on women. She talked to them in Darfur. They are hard workers, and do a lot of work to survive. some fifth grade students and elders knock on doors to ask for work.
One morning, fifth grader girls knocked on our door, I opened the door and welcomed them.they asked for work, I asked them, if they go to school, they said yes, and they are doing great at their school. I asked them, " what type of work can you do,? One of them siad, she can clean dishes and sweep the sand, and wash cothes as well as go shopping." I asked, what they need money for, they said they help their families, purchase clothes and shoes, and school supplies.


Another time, I talked to meddle school student, she told me that she did great at her exam to high school. I asked her to share with me her result when it comes out. she promised, she scored 220 out of 270, however , she has to work harder to secure more money for her education,she said"
They are smart, but there are so much destruction and truama. Becasue the great needs in our Exective Director home region, she tried to registerd DWN in Sudan to help these grils to have bright future,but it is not easy. She is still working on registering a branch there.
The survivors of Darfur genocide in Darfur and in Chad are enthuiastic to farm to secure food for their families. They work hard to earn very little to secure less than one meal.Those who are in Darfur, who have inputs and able to rent a land they hoped for security to harvest their Crops.

However, those are in Chad, have little secuity issues. The only concern is inputs, seeds, tools, and money to rent land as well as climate change. This year the refugees hoped to have their situation changed, either resettled in another country or return to their country.
Regarding our help, we focus on the elderly, widows, orphans, and disable persons.
We hope to have support to enable us to visit the camps and discuss the best way to help those survivors and to determine the social impact on them.


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Darfur Women Network (DWN) is delighted to say thank you for your generous donation and endless support. Without your support, we couldn’t help some refugees to grow their own food. Now, the government and the people believe that the solution for their hunger is agriculture. 

The people in Darfur and Chad are excited to secure food for their families. DWN shares the same believe. However, most of the work at farm to feed the displaced families relies on women.

I talked to some displaced women and others and I observed the life there, I found that the culture of a husband is the head of house hold has been diminished. Women, now, are doing some jobs that have been known as a man’s jobs for hundreds of years ago.

Our Executive Director is currently in Darfur. She said that the rainy season is around the corner. Displaced people are enthusiastic to grow their own food, but they are concerned about security, finding food during the farming season, and the agriculture inputs including land.

DWN is determined to help some elderly, widows with orphans, and refugees with disability. Our volunteers are ready to help after they determine the neediest people in the camp. We are waiting for their report. Communication is difficult. One of the volunteers had to travel for two days to talk to our Executive Director.

We will share the update that we are waiting for.

Thank you so much!

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Darfur Women Network (DWN) is pleased to reach out to you to say thank you for your generous donation and to express our gratitude for your support. Without your support, we couldn’t help some refugees to grow their own food. I am proud of you and grateful for your support when talk to refugees and hear that they are happy farming and excited to have food and share it with whom have little or have nothing.

The Food Security Project is a robust tool to empower refugees to reduce hunger in their refugee camps.

We have less than five months to prepare for farming. The last season we supported fewer refugees than our 2016 , because we had enough fund to support 150 families.  Last year, we supported only elderly, disabled, and orphans. Some grew very small sizes compared with the first one we supported.

Last season, there were some health issues came up  in the camp.. When the refugees reached out to us because they have no one to ask, we responded positively, even though, it was challenging discussion. We supported an elder who was very sick and the traditional remedy was ineffective for him to heal. We were able to secure his travel from the refugee camps to N’djamena and he is still there. He is feeling much better,now.

Now, we are grateful to have $440. This amount you have generously donated from September to the present. We are asking you to reach out to your family members, friends, and network to raise more money to support more survivors’ families to grow their own food and to feed their children. Let us help refugee women to gain confidence and change the culture that devalued women’s effort. In fact, women are able to make change and to feed their children if they have the strong support needed.






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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 

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Darfur Women Network, DWN

Location: Indianapolis, IN - USA
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Darfur Women Network, DWN
Mastora Bakhiet
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