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6000 Safe Stoves for Darfur Refugee Mothers

by Darfur Women Network, DWN
6000 Safe Stoves for Darfur Refugee Mothers
6000 Safe Stoves for Darfur Refugee Mothers
6000 Safe Stoves for Darfur Refugee Mothers
6000 Safe Stoves for Darfur Refugee Mothers
6000 Safe Stoves for Darfur Refugee Mothers
6000 Safe Stoves for Darfur Refugee Mothers
6000 Safe Stoves for Darfur Refugee Mothers
6000 Safe Stoves for Darfur Refugee Mothers
6000 Safe Stoves for Darfur Refugee Mothers
6000 Safe Stoves for Darfur Refugee Mothers
6000 Safe Stoves for Darfur Refugee Mothers
6000 Safe Stoves for Darfur Refugee Mothers
6000 Safe Stoves for Darfur Refugee Mothers
6000 Safe Stoves for Darfur Refugee Mothers
6000 Safe Stoves for Darfur Refugee Mothers
6000 Safe Stoves for Darfur Refugee Mothers
6000 Safe Stoves for Darfur Refugee Mothers
6000 Safe Stoves for Darfur Refugee Mothers
6000 Safe Stoves for Darfur Refugee Mothers
6000 Safe Stoves for Darfur Refugee Mothers
6000 Safe Stoves for Darfur Refugee Mothers
6000 Safe Stoves for Darfur Refugee Mothers
6000 Safe Stoves for Darfur Refugee Mothers
6000 Safe Stoves for Darfur Refugee Mothers
6000 Safe Stoves for Darfur Refugee Mothers
6000 Safe Stoves for Darfur Refugee Mothers
6000 Safe Stoves for Darfur Refugee Mothers
6000 Safe Stoves for Darfur Refugee Mothers
6000 Safe Stoves for Darfur Refugee Mothers
6000 Safe Stoves for Darfur Refugee Mothers
6000 Safe Stoves for Darfur Refugee Mothers
6000 Safe Stoves for Darfur Refugee Mothers
6000 Safe Stoves for Darfur Refugee Mothers
6000 Safe Stoves for Darfur Refugee Mothers
6000 Safe Stoves for Darfur Refugee Mothers
6000 Safe Stoves for Darfur Refugee Mothers
6000 Safe Stoves for Darfur Refugee Mothers
6000 Safe Stoves for Darfur Refugee Mothers
6000 Safe Stoves for Darfur Refugee Mothers
6000 Safe Stoves for Darfur Refugee Mothers
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6000 Safe Stoves for Darfur Refugee Mothers
6000 Safe Stoves for Darfur Refugee Mothers
6000 Safe Stoves for Darfur Refugee Mothers
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6000 Safe Stoves for Darfur Refugee Mothers
6000 Safe Stoves for Darfur Refugee Mothers
6000 Safe Stoves for Darfur Refugee Mothers
6000 Safe Stoves for Darfur Refugee Mothers
6000 Safe Stoves for Darfur Refugee Mothers
6000 Safe Stoves for Darfur Refugee Mothers
6000 Safe Stoves for Darfur Refugee Mothers
6000 Safe Stoves for Darfur Refugee Mothers
6000 Safe Stoves for Darfur Refugee Mothers
6000 Safe Stoves for Darfur Refugee Mothers
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6000 Safe Stoves for Darfur Refugee Mothers
6000 Safe Stoves for Darfur Refugee Mothers
6000 Safe Stoves for Darfur Refugee Mothers
6000 Safe Stoves for Darfur Refugee Mothers
6000 Safe Stoves for Darfur Refugee Mothers
6000 Safe Stoves for Darfur Refugee Mothers
6000 Safe Stoves for Darfur Refugee Mothers

 Hello all,

I would like to share with you very excited news about your 7000 Safe Stoves and invite you to increase your generous donation. After today, #GiveTuesday, we will cover 1000 refugee families.Today is $500.000 for matching from Bill&Melinda Gates Foundations. 

your generous donation will help us maximize our service to double our service by creating income for  the survivors of Darfur genocide and for protecting them in the refugees' camp in Chad.

 

It is a great time for making more stoves, the end of harvest , no rain , and the weather is appropriate for the production gorup to continue making stoves. As a result, they will  protect their sisters by reducing the use of firewood by 75%. The production group making safe stove to earn money to care for their families.

 

 

Thank you

Hello our friends and supporters.

 

Thank you so much for your generous donations to enable Darfur Women Network to run its Economic Empowerment project. The project is to enable groups of survivors from genocide to make safe stoves to earn money to take care of their children and provide safe stoves to refugee mothers to protect her from rape. 

 With your donation, the Darfur Women Network has been able to support the economic team to work and have beneficiaries to receive your gift of safe stoves.  You helped  with producing and giving away 800 safe stoves and now, we are ready to make 200 more.

 Now, that we have more professional and committed volunteers to reach out to more people, to raise awareness about the needs of the survivors of the Darfur genocide. We are excited to reduce the fire wood collection trip by 75%, improve the environment of their homes by reducing the smoke, and to ensure safety cooking tool.

 We are aiming to provide 1000 Safe Stoves to protect 1000 mothers and provide opportunities for more income to reduce the suffering of the families. 

 We  brought a safe stove from the camp as an example. It is a great idea because it attracts many people. Students from Indiana Unvierity Purdue University, Anderson Univeristy, and Rotary Club in Anderson promised to help with this project and we are looking forward to work collectively to achieve our goals.

Thank you so much for your support to women and girls, the survivors of genocide

Your feedback is important,please let's know how do you think/

 

Dear our strong supporters,

 

I am grateful for keeping my promise to you about the  June 24th report. I promised that we will provide 200 safe stoves as a gift for celebration of International Women’s Day.

 

I am thrilled to receive the video below to take you on an exciting journey that shows the social impact of your donation of the survivors of Darfur genocide in the Darfur refugee camp in Chad. 

 

First you will see one of our production stations that reflects on our Economic Empowerment project. Therefore, the production group earned income and support their families. 

 

The video also will walk you through the distribution of 200 safe stoves, the refugee women on their way home, and how the safe stove works.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKoDHujX1uU

 

Please, remember that 200 mothers who celebrated International Women‘s Day by enjoying the positive impact of our gift, safe stoves. 

They will reduce their trips to forest to collect firewood by 75%, 200 shelters will have healthier environment by reduction of smoke that during cooking process unlike the traditional stove. 

Also, the fire is not open so the homes and children are safe from any burring or danger of fire.

Thank you our donors, without your support the DWN will not be able to safe 200 mothers or empowered other refugee mothers

Please send us your honest feedback to help us  improve our work. Please share us with your friends and your network to raise more donations to provide more safe stoves. 

 

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Introduction

Darfur is the Western region of Sudan bordering Chad. In 2003, the Sudanese government partnered with Arab militia to launch an ethnic cleansing attack against African civilians in the region. They killed and raped civilians, burned villages and destroyed all the resources of livelihood. The population of Darfur in 2003 was 6 million people. Since the conflict began, 400,000 people have been killed and 2.5 million survived the genocide, but were internally displaced in refugee camps. Refugee camps are located in both Darfur or in Chad. Those who are in Chad are our clients.  

Halima is from Um lyoin village. Her husband’s village was destroyed unlike Halima’s village. Fortunately, he survived as one of the few men in the camp. Since her arrival to the camp, Halima and her family depend on United Nations (UN) aid for their food and hygiene materials. However, in 2014, the UN reduced the ratio of distributed food and stop giving away hygiene materials, despite the camp lacking any source of income.

The goal of the project: Is to make and to provide safer stoves for the 6400 mothers in the Touloum Camp. Safe Stoves provide the survivors of Darfur genocide in the refugee camps a source of income, a safer way to provide food for their families, reduce treacherous and lengthy journeys for firewood as well as preserve and restore ecological recovery around the camps.

The objectives of the project are:

  • To reduce the number of trips and distance that women trek to collect firewood from the forest. The forest is an isolated and unsafe place, typically located a day’s journey from the camps. For women and girls, this has been a primary area for brutal attacks including rape and, in some cases, murder.
  • Decreasing the serious risks of traditional stoves include smoke inhalation, burns to children and accidental home fires. Open flames encourage respiratory issues and open fire hazards that can quickly ignite a shelter.
  • Increase and restore the preservation of the ecological system in and around the camps. Because firewood is required for cooking, the constant collection of resources in addition to desertification, have left the camps bleak and dry. Decreasing the frequency in which firewood is collected and contributing to replanting trees within and around the camp vicinity, helps restore the ecological balance
  • Create economic empowerment opportunity for women to earn income for themselves and their families. There is little to no way for women to earn an income which will allow them to purchase food or basic living necessities within the camps. The Safe Stoves Program merges income earning opportunities with filling a vital need that benefits families in the camps.

Problem/Challenge

7,000 refugee families in Touloum Camp, Chad use traditional wood-burning cooking stoves which can cost lives due to the hazards associated with them. These refugees have no consistent source of income and children suffering malnutrition. Firewood scarcity due to deforestation leaves women and girls vulnerable as they trek long distances into dangerous high conflict territory which put them at risk for rape and violent attacks. In addition to safety issues, smoke inhalation and fire hazards are a constant concern. Also, walking long distance to collect firewood has been burden on the women and weakening their physical ability.

Solution: Safe stoves are the solution.

The concept of Safe Stove: The Darfur Women Network was seeking brilliant idea to save Darfur survivors’ lives. DWN Executive Director, staff and beneficiaries participated in the field testing three stoves (traditional, metal, and the clay) to determine the most efficient one. The tests were based on the following factors: energy consumption (firewood), capacity (quantity of food), type of food (traditional meal, Asida), time, density of smoke during cooking process, safety, practicality, and availability.

The field tests proved that adapting a safe fuel-efficient stove reduced the length of time required to collect firewood, the number of trips into the forest (lessening risk of attack), protected refugees from smoke inhalation and open fire threats as well helped preserve and restore the forest from desertification. Because the stoves can be made within the camp from local materials, the stoves are also more cost effective. Our solution thus far has been the formation of production groups in Touloum camp to produce safe stoves. The production groups, made up of 50 women, have created over 800 units to sell them to DWN, which we have distributed to 200 widows and 600 of the poorest families at no cost. The production of the stoves provides women and girls with Economic Empowerment Project as a means of generating income for their families.

Safe stove is the most efficient and could be made locally from local materials. It is practical, culturally acceptable, and it will create economic empowerment opportunity in the camp.

 

 

 

 

The Social Impact of the Project

 Long-Term Impact

The program will provide 7,000 families in Touloum Camp with Safe Stoves and women with safe cooking options, decision-making training, and access to alternative sources of income to improve the wellbeing of their families. After DWN reaches the goal to provide each family in the Touloum Camp with a Safe Stove,
this program model will be replicated and used in the remaining 11 refugee camps in the region. To date, 800 stoves have been provided to this camp.

This project has empowered women economically, by allowing them to provide care to their family members. This includes building rooms, purchasing new clothes, food and school supplies. The rest of the money was used to transfer their safe stoves and sell them in the nearest cities.

Trips to collect firewood by the 800 beneficiaries has been reduced by 75%. This means that our beneficiaries are collecting firewood once a month from a shorter distance, compared to those on our waiting list at four times a month at much longer distances.

Thus far, we have helped 4000 family members by creating a healthy and safe environment. All of the refugees now know about our safe stoves and the positive impact they have had on the producers, as well as the beneficiaries.

This is the testimony from one of 50 women who produced 800 safe stoves to cover 200 widows and 600 of poorest families in the camp as well as direct impact of 300 family members of their own. 

Testimony from one of the production group participants, she said, “I feel as if I am a new person, I am able to purchase food, clothes, shoes to my kids, and hygiene materials, I added another room for my kids, I have seven of them in very tiny room. I will not worry about rainy season anymore. My family members believe in me and I feel confident and useful. I saved some money; it helps me with transportation to sell safe stoves in Hiriba, which is the nearest city.”

During an interview with other survivors in the camp, we were told that the perception of the production group by some refugees is somewhat equivalent to that of employees at huge company with high payment and benefits because it the only groups has received income. Our project manager told me that all the campers are aware of the safe stoves and looking forward to receive theirs to reduce their numbers and distance of trips to collect firewood by 75% and to have healthy and safe homes.

Now we are in need to 6200 safe stoves to cover the entire camp.  Your support will help us to continue the Economic Empowerment Project to those who produce safe stoves in the camp to earn money to care for their kids and to transfer themselves from dependency to self-sufficiency.

 

Donation of $10 will safe mother from the firewood collection’s risks. Together we will be able to declare Touloum camp free of traditional stoves.  

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On March 8th, the DWN celebrated the International Women Day by promising the survivors of Darfur genocide in their refugee camp that it will provide fund for the production group to produce 200 safe stoves in March to be distributed to the refugee mothers in April and May.

Our representative left N’djamena to the Touloum Camp. I talked to him last week; communication is the most difficult thing there. He has family issues, but will get to work soon.

Our promise will help in two effective ways:

  1. Provide economic empowerment to the production group. They will be able to earn income to take of their children and to feel confident about them.
  2. Providing safe stoves 200 refugee mothers in the refugee camp who are the survivors of Darfur genocide. They will celebrate International Women‘s Day by enjoying the positive impact of our safe stoves. They will reduce their trips to forest to collect firewood by 75%, 200 shelters will have healthier environment by reduction of smoke that during cooking process unlike the traditional stove. Also, the fire is not open so the homes and children are safe from any burring or danger of fire.

Thank you our donors, without your support the DWN will not be able to safe 200 mothers from the hostile attack at the forest while they are collecting fire wood and can make their homes safe and healthier. As well as providing opportunity of earning money to empower 40 women. Think about the impact of giving economic empowerment to 40 refugee women:

We will have 40 families will have more and different food.

At least 240 family members will have clothes, school supplies, and food as well as changing in the perception towards women. Also, 40 women will feel confidence and great relationship at their homes.  

 

Our donors, you have already spread love everywhere you visit our project page and you bring protection, empowerment, and happiness to our survivors of Darfur genocide mothers in their camp.

 

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Darfur Women Network, DWN

Location: Indianapolis, IN - USA
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Project Leader:
Mastora Bakhiet
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Indiana United States
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