The Baskets of Darfur project aims to support the livelihoods and dignity of Sudanese women who are living in Internally Displaced Persons camps in Darfur, Sudan.
The Baskets of Darfur project provides talented female artisans with sustainable income and access to markets. The project will address the needs of unemployed women living in camps by developing a stronger system of training and market support for women.
“Creating baskets gives us a chance to be with other women and talk about our problems. We can laugh and forget the hardships we have suffered.”
Zeinab, Kalma Camp
Designed through a collaboration with the internationally renowned Crafts Center and in partnership with our ongoing effort in Darfur this project will provide training, materials and means to create an economic engine for social change.
Roughly 50,000 beautifully woven handicrafts have been made and sold in local markets, CHF gift shops in Nyala and Khartoum, and abroad. Through this program, over 500 women living in IDP camps in Darfur have increased their incomes by 30%.
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).
Crafts Center Website