Health
 Chad
Project #18422

Soapmaking Program - Health & Income for Refugees

by Darfur Women Network, DWN
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Summary

This project focuses on providing 10 groups of refugee women with training, ingredients, and tools to produce body and laundry soap to sell to over 29,000 refugees from Darfur for an affordable price. This project will help reduce illness and improve the health and well being of the refugees in the camp. It will also help build an income generating opportunity as well as empower women and build teamwork skills.
$5,000.00
total goal
$4,607.00
remaining
8
donors
0
monthly donors
2
years active

Challenge

Many refugees displaced by the Darfur Conflict do not have regular access to personal hygiene items. The United Nations ceased the distribution of soap and many refugees are unaware of hygiene education. This lack of basic necessity results in ongoing disease, unsanitary conditions, overall poor health and malnutrition among the children in the camp. In addition to unsanitary conditions, many refugee women have no source of income; making it impossible to provide themselves and their families.

Solution

By supporting this project, you will help us provide the training, ingredients and tools needed to help groups of women within the refugee camp to produce body and laundry soap to be used as an income generating opportunity. By producing soap within the camp, we can help decrease the risk of diseases, provide and highlight the importance of personal hygiene. This program is sustainable and locally run by refugees in the camp.

Long-Term Impact

This program will diminish the spread of disease and illness associated with poor hygiene. In addition to improved health, this program will create income generating opportunities for the refugee community by allowing them to produce and purchase soap locally. The Soapmaking Program focuses on providing 10 groups of refugee women with training, ingredients and tools to produce body and laundry soap to sell to over 29,000 refugees from Darfur for an affordable price.

Resources

http:/​/​www.darfurwomennetwork.org
Darfur Women Network, Inc. SoapMaking Program

Organization Information

Darfur Women Network, DWN

Location: Indianapolis, IN - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.darfurwomennetwork.org
Project Leader:
Mastora Bakhiet
Executive Director
Indianapolis, IN United States

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