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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
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

 

Dear donors, partners and supporters:

 

We simply do not know how to express our appreciation and gratitude for your continued support and generosity. So, we have provided exciting news from the field as our gift to you. We thought you should know that because of your charitable donations, the women of the Darfur refugee camps have made great progress!

 

DWN is very serious about measuring our impact, obtaining evidence about the effectiveness of projects, learning from experiences, reflection and defining areas of improvement.

 

Our very important goal is to make and provide 7,000 Darfuri refugee mothers with lifesaving safe stoves—at no cost—to reduce the number and distance of trips made to collect firewood from the forest. Firewood collection trips are extremely dangerous and often end with rape and attacks against vulnerable women and girls. Other serious risks of traditional stoves include smoke inhalation, burns to children and accidental home fires.

 

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 400 units, which we have distributed to 100 widows and 300 of the poorest families at no cost.

 

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 400 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 2,400 families 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.

 

To declare Touloum camp free of deadly traditional stoves, we need to develop our financial status, recruit additional staff and connect with more donors. Once this is achieved, we can move onto the formation of 100 groups of women making 6,600 safe stoves to be completed within a five month timeframe.

 

We need your help in order to do this, and invite you to support us in declaring Touloum camp as traditional stove free. Your upcoming opportunity is July 15th. Are you ready? 

Starting at 9:00:01 EDT on Wednesday, July 15th, $115,000 in matching opportunity will be available on globalgiving.org. This is our largest Bonus Day of the year! For the first time ever, Global Giving UK will also match £8,500 for projects listed on GlobalGiving.co.uk on the same day! Matching will be based on your Partner Rewards Level. Partners will receive a 30% match, Leaders will receive a 40% match, and Superstars will receive a 50% match.

 Here is the link to donate:https://goto.gg/14531 

We are looking forward to your support! Please help us reach our goal and provide hope to Darfur families by sharing with your family members, your friends, and your network.

Links:

Sacrifices of mothers
Sacrifices of mothers

Dear friends and supporters,

Happy Mother’s Day

It is already summer in Indianapolis; we are excited to grow our own vegetables soon. The most exciting thing is your support for survivors of Darfur genocide who are in the camp, 85% mothers and children. Experiencing war is the worst thing in a human’s life. I remember, almost two decades ago, when I visited my family with my 11/2 years old son.

Afternoon of quiet day, we heard that there was conflict between my tribe and another one in a village far away from the city. Suddenly, it reflected in the city and the atmosphere was changing. There was a rumor that we were targeted and everything was changed while there was no protection, communication, or transportation.

Next early morning, the other tribe looted all my tribe’s shops and houses of the rich people and declared that we were under attack. I heard different types of weapons around and voices of my tribe enemy threatened, it was real scary specifically when you don’t know where to go and how to survive.

I remembered my mom saying to me, “Mastora, I am sorry that you had to visit us and this conflict happened, no one predicts what will happen during war, but we will stick together, please if we are killed don’t leave your son behind if he is alive.” My mind could not accept the fact that my innocent child could be killed as happened to many kids his age. My mom and I had to stay three days and two nights without sleeping and expecting to be attacked in each second of the 72 hours. Now, my mom’s voice in my ears, I hear it throughout two decades and still follows me.

Therefore, I always work hard to support those who experienced worst that I did and now, they are in the refugee camps to continue their suffering. I always feel that I am so lucky to have Global Giving to help with connection, training and many great services and have you put your trust and your donation to make difference in women and girls world.

I would like you to celebrate Mother’s Day with me to say Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers in the world.

We need to celebrate Mother’s Day in two ways:  To protect girls from rape by providing a safe stove for $10

Or to match your donation on May 13, Bonus Day-Global Giving will match the entire donation on May 13TH day long.

Please check the link: http://goto.gg/14531 

Hello our generous donors!

I hope all of you excited about Bonus Day (March18th)!

Our representative is now in the field to meet our staff, Women Economic Empowerment groups, and the beneficiaries. Our production groups have made 75 safe stoves so far, and they working diligently to make 200 safe stoves.  However, the 6750 families still collecting firewood from the forest to cook for their children despite they expose themselves to rape and hostile attack in the forest. Our great partner, Globalgiving is doing an excellent job by providing us with great opportunities like Bonus Day, March 18th to raise money to protect the survivors of Darfur genocide in the refugees’ camp.

This is your moment and your opportunity to protect women and girls and to save lives by gearing up to support our BONUS DAY- THIS Wednesday!

 Would you please share the simple add below with your contact, post it on your social media to help us to make more safe stoves to save lives.

Darfur Women Network.Inc.

Wednesday is Bonus Day . The  GlobalGiving  US offers  30% Bonus Day 

 Which means your donation goes even farther to benefit the survivors of Darfur Genocide in their refugees’ camp in Chad. Every dollar matters.

GlobalGiving's first matching opportunity of 2015 is Wednesday, March 18th! Globalgiving is offering a 30% match on all donations up to $1,000 per donor per project, while funds remain. There is $60,000 available in matching and matching begins at 9:00:01 EDT and lasts until funds run out or 23:59:59 EDT.

Please check the link below:

http://www.globalgiving.org/dy/v2/content/search.html?q=Darfur+Women+Network


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Women and Girls project
Women and Girls project

Hello Dear friends,

Thank-you EVERYONE for your donation  and  your support to Safe Stoves for Darfur Refugee Mothers inside their camp in Chad, as well as those who could not make it to  Year –end- Campaign and have been so supportive!  our some great friends who continue support us from the entire world! As well as everyone who has shared our event online! Thank-you GlobalGiving for this opportuntiy and being the best partner. A special thanks to our friends and our volunteers who have been working hardly to raise awareness about ongoing genocide in Darfur and its consequences on women and girls. Also, they are working with our Executive Director to gather information to design a new project to work side by side with save stoves to protect women and girls who are still collect firewood to use their traditional stoves to cook for their kids. Our goal is to find effective communication tools to provide to women and girls during collecting firewood to request help if there is danger until we will ensure that the 7000 refugee families in Touloum have safe stoves and announce the camp is free of traditional stoves.

Please, check this link to learn that genocide is active our homeland, Darfur, Sudan:

http://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/reports/sudan0215_web.pdf

We are kindly inviting you to join our 50% matching for women and girls campaign.

We are excited! We Believe in Girls 50% Match Campaign starts in 20 Minutes and ends on March 9th, 2015.The GlobalGiving UK offers £18,000 funds available for 50% match any donation of up to £500 to our Project:

http://www.globalgiving.co.uk/projects/14531.

safe stoves  for Darfur Refugee Mothers
safe stoves for Darfur Refugee Mothers

Dear our friends,

I would like to express my gratitude for your generosity and your strong support of both DWN and our partnership with GlobalGiving. I am pleased to share with you the progress of our Safe Stoves for Darfur Refugee Mothers project in the Touloum refugee camp in Chad.

 As of February 10th, ingredients are being collected to produce over 200 more stoves for the project, thanks to your contributions from our End-of-the-Year Campaign. One of our board members will be traveling to Chad by the end of February and will follow up with the staff in the refugee camp to ensure the production and distribution of the new stoves to the refugee families.

 Your continued support is necessary to produce more safe stoves before May 2015.  June starts the rainy season in Chad.  With no completely waterproof shelters in the refugee camp, safe stove production will not be a possibility until the rainy season passes.

 However, we will be able to help the refugees plant at least two trees either near their home or around camp.  We are more optimistic than ever to continue this project as we recently had four more volunteers join our network to help in different areas based on their education, background and experience, which will grow the diversity within our group.

We are working deligntly to design  cell phones project to work side by side with our safe stoves to protect women and girls who still collecting firewood to cook on traditional stoves to feed their kids. The goal of the cell phones project is for women and girls to call from the forest if there is danger.

 

One suggestion for a new project was to provide mobile phones to the women and girls in the refugee camp for security. So, we integrated this project with the safe stoves project. The DWN designed “ Mobile Phones for Saving Lives in Conflict Zones.” One of the goals of this project is to provide mobile phones to those who are still using traditional stoves to cook for their children and families.  Traditional stoves require the women and girls to collect firewood from the forest, sometimes walking miles from home.

 

We thank you for walking step-by-step with us throughout our project.  Our ultimate goal is to provide every last refugee mother with a safe stove to insure her safety and help her provide for her family.

 

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Darfur Women Network, DWN

Location: Indianapolis, IN - USA
Website:
Darfur Women Network, DWN
Mastora Bakhiet
Project Leader:
Mastora Bakhiet
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Indiana United States

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