Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you for your generous donation to support our cause. Please continue to help us to achieve our goals. We are grateful for our donors, our volunteers, our friends, and our refugees whom we serve.
Darfur Women Network (DWN) and the survivors of Darfur genocide are grateful for your continuous support. We would like to say thank you for your positive impact on saving mothers and their daughters from rape and violence.
Thanksgiving is a great opportunity for you to continue your help and save more mothers and girls. DWN has provided 1200 mothers with safe stoves with no cost. We helped 120 mothers to earn an income to take care of their families. DWN will continue to help save women and girls.
Please visit this website to help Darfur refugees: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/protect-empower-refugee-women-and-girls-from-darfur/
We are excited to get talk to our staff at the refugee camp two days ago. They are happy with the 220 safe stoves they made and distributed to refugee women/mothers. However, there is no internet. We are waiting since May to send us pictures, but becuasue of internet we couldn't recieve them, yet.
Your organization, Darfur Women Network, is honored to invite you to its Across Cultural Picnic on Oct. 13. For those who are in Indianapolis, please join us. The goal of the picnic is to bring immigrants and Americans to share their cultures, share cultural food, learn, and have fun.
We are thrilled with the progress with which your donations have enabled so many families to benefit from our 7,000 Safe Stoves for Refugee Mothers.
In addition to the families who are now using safe stoves over traditional open fire stoves, women within the camps are have found a renewed sense of empowerment through their own manufacturing of these stoves. Each team of women have trained and worked to create a tool that can be produced from local materials and sold at an affordable price. This is incredibly powerful for both the community and each woman's individuality.
This program continues to provide opportunity for safer ways of cooking, living and surviving in a most difficult situation. We are so grateful and humbled by the fortitude of the women who have worked so very hard to rebuild their lives for themselves and their families.
We are also grateful for you and your continued support. Your support really does impact lives for the better!
To better measure our progress in numbers, designated DWN volunteers have traveled to Chad for this season to gather data and report directly from our Touloum Camp. We are anxiously awaiting their final reports on not only the 7,000 Safe Stoves program, but others as well.
It's important to Darfur Women Network to visit the camps, speak with refugees and volunteers to provide the most reliable information about all of our programs. It's this one on one attention that helps us best assist those who are working daily to survive within the refugee camps. We will always be dedicated to our mission and look forward to continuing to do everything we can to support the safety and empowerment of women.
We've seen an increase in the production of safe stoves despite the difficult seasonal challenges in Chad. Along with increased production, more famlies have acquired safe stoves for their homes. Our production groups have worked well together providing women with economic empowerment. Each group is made up of 50 women who have created 800 new units sold to DWN. We have in turn purchased and distributed those stoves to an additional 200 widows and 600 of the poorest families in the Touloum Camp.
We began with the goal of supplying 7000 stoves. We've now dropped that number since we've been able to provide over 1000 stoves since the inception of this project! With another 800 stoves produced and delivered, we're making great progress in our mission.
We couldn't do it without you, our supporters, and your generosity. We couldn't do it without the hard work and dedication of our volunteers and the brave women working to create these stoves in Touloum.
DWN is committed to continue the Safe Stove project til we get that number down to 0 for Touloum and can move to another camp.
Thank you for all of your support and we look forward to seeing what 2018 can deliver!
The Darfur Women Network,DWN, wishes you Happyy Holidays!
In 2017, we made extreme changes that impacted the survivors of the Darfur genocide in the refugee camp. The Solar Panel Project, our innovative project, improved the refugee’s lives.
Darfur Women Network (DWN) served 13 community centers by providing solar panels to replace firewood light for multiple purposes.
DWN provided waterproof sheets to cover the roofs made from local materials to ensure the continuation of services during the rainy season.
DWN provided rugs to sit on instead of sand.
DWN has trained 26 refugees on the upkeep of the community center for multiple purposes.
Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j06S2x0vmdc
DWN is thinking about using solar energy for cooking in the refugee camp during the summer. DWN needs practical solar cookers that can be appropriate for our cultural and/or traditional food. Any ideas are valuable to us and if there are any solar energy companies that share the same mission, please provide their information to DWN.
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