***Urgent Appeal*** Jerry Cans for water

by Kids for Kids
***Urgent Appeal*** Jerry Cans for water
***Urgent Appeal*** Jerry Cans for water
***Urgent Appeal*** Jerry Cans for water
***Urgent Appeal*** Jerry Cans for water
Fetchng water - if you have a donkey
Fetchng water - if you have a donkey

We are always in contact with the local Kids for Kids managers to make sure we are responding to real needs with real solutions. I thought you might like to see one of those actual reports with the details of planning that go into our work. The work you make possible.

As you can see from the report, in our manager Hassan’s own words, we will need help to get water carts and Jerry cans. We have been waiting for several months now for spare parts for drilling rigs. It is likely that the wait may go on—but villages need clean water and this can be a solution!   It is simple, but it works. Could you possibly send enough for a Jerry Can or a water cart, of even a strong crossbred donkey?  We can solve this problem immediately together.    


Proposal for Provision of Water to needy Villages


There are some Kids for kids’ villages who suffer very much in water provision, for they either depend on local haffirs which dry up immediately after the rainy season, local hand dug wells with insufficient water or bring water from distant sources more than 8 kilos away, so they need water carts for bringing water from these water points

Villages in need are Hillat Adam Bakhit 2015,Elfaki Ali 2011,Goz Byna 2014,.Um Judoul 2017,Geleidat 2017,Mireikhis 2015,Um Jum Jum2017,Kamala Kira 2015 Deshma 2015 and Hillat Minair 2016,

The Project

Water could be brought by 5 water carts from water points-water yards, submersible hand pumps to the villages; water will be stored in a water bags of 50 barrels size. The water carts will be used by the goats’ beneficiaries and other village inhabitants. The water bags will be used for storing water brought by water carts from water points.

The project will be run by the water committee under the supervision of the VDC leader. Water committee will be formed from representative of beneficiaries and members of animal loan committee. The water committee has to report to the VDC leader on monthly basis they should report about any difficulties facing the project.  Every village will be given one water bag and 3 water carts jerry cans will be given to needy families from the 10 selected villages

Total jerry cans needed in the 10 villages are 406 jerry cans


List of jerry cans                 Village                                       No of jerry cans

1                             Hillat Adam Bakhit 2015                         42

2                             Deshma 2015                                           36

3                             Goz Byna 2014                                         66

4                             Elfaki Ali                                                   28

5                             Um Judoul 2017                                      38

6                             Geleidat 2017                                           40

7                             Kamala Kira 2015                                     60

8                             Um Jum Jum 2018                                   34

9                             Mireikhis 2015                                          18

10                           Hillat Minair 015                                       44

Total                                                                                       406


The Abbreviation of VDC means Village Democratic Council. We always engage the local community in overseeing and managing projects giving them ‘ownership’ in the process and the success of everything we do together.   The year behind the name of the village is the year the village was adopted by Kids for Kids.   Training the VDCs is part of the overall training we give in each village.  It is key to ensuring countability and sustainability but is one of the hardest things for us to fund.




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Fetching water in Darfur
Fetching water in Darfur

Water is the first priority and desperately needed in Darfur.   Thank you to all of you who responded to our urgent appeal for Jerry Cans for families in Darfur in 2015.  You have literally saved lives where families had to flee their homes with nothing.  The first priority was to make sure they had some way of collecting water.   Thanks to you we were able to give each family two jerry cans.   Having lived in the camps now for months many have asked to settle in Kids for Kids’ villages, as their own homes no longer exist.   We are asking for help to give these families the basic essentials for establishing a home for their children.    Our new project on Global Giving is to help these families:  https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/new-hope-for-idps-joining-kids-for-kids-villages/

Update on Life in Darfur at the start of 2016

Sadly 2016 really is the year when I am going to have to find every means possible to raise as much money as I can.   The last two years have seen the exodus of virtually every aid agency from the region.  Already violence has been extreme.  Over 270 vehicles attacked villages in South Darfur in the first four days of January.   This will have an impact throughout the region.   Even worse, the harvest has been disappointing, less than  30% of what was hoped for in many regions – places where children were already malnourished.   I fear for the families of Darfur.  You can see Kids for Kids has a lot to do.   Please can you tell people how tragic life is for these poor people.   These children really are forgotten. 

Water is the essence of life.  This is why we are continuing to work as hard as we can with our team in Darfur to keep delivering our Kids for Kids water projects - from emergency Jerry Cans to long term projects like Hand Pumps and water harvesting training.  If you can help us provide a handpump close to a village you will not only help us provide water, but you will be saving women and children from the risk of attack on their long walks for water across the deserts of Darfur.    And there is an additional benefit – with water close at hand, children can go to school every day.   This will transform their lives.   We have a water projects page right here on Global Giving that you can support to keep us going:  https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/water-for-children-in-darfur/

You will be saving lives, and enabling children to have a childhood instead of walking for water each day. 

Thank you so much for your support, and may I wish you a happy, healthy and peaceful 2016. 

Patricia Parker MBE

CEO and Chairman of Trustees

A family home in Darfur
A family home in Darfur


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Everyone needs a Jerry Can to survive in Darfur
Everyone needs a Jerry Can to survive in Darfur

Water - please give the gift of life in Darfur

As you know, many families have been uprooted and cannot return home.  The troubles in the region have escalated during the year and those who have fled have nowhere to go.  Imagine running for your life, with nothing -  not even a Jerry Can to carry water to keep you and your children alive.  

We are proud to say that many are coming to Kids for Kids villages, becase these are stronger. The leaders are effective, and have agreed to welcome more families, despite the strain this will put on their own resources.  One village, Abu Nahla, where we opened our first Kindergarten, has accepted many more people into the community, and are telling us they need more classrooms.  The village leader tells us "We know what a difference it makes to have a helping hand for your your own family and community.  Now it is our turn to help others, and as the village grows we become stronger together."  

We want to keep helping, and one of the ways to do this is the simple gift of water.  Providing desperate new arrivals in the village with a jerry can is literally a life saver.  People need a minimum of 15 litres a day for drinking, cooking and washing. Without a jerry can, collecting enough water to survive is a huge challenge. Imagine the thirst in somewhere as hot as Darfur?  $10 buys 2 Jerry Cans and gets them to the people who need them. Please will you give a Jerry Can today, and help save lives?  Thank you.  

$10 provides 2 Jerry Cans and delivers them to where they are needed

$95 provides a little donkey to carry water

$460 provides a water cart to help the whole community

$875 enables us to repair a hand pump that has been standing idle for far too long

$7,000 provides a Hand Pump so children do not have to walk for miles

Thank you for your support.  

Waiting to use the new Handpump
Waiting to use the new Handpump


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Jerry Cans needed for drinking water
Jerry Cans needed for drinking water

Jerry Cans – survival now, and planning ahead

Thank you so much for your important contributions towards Jerry Cans for people in Darfur who had to flee their homes.  The difference these have made has been so important:  Thanks to you, we have been able to work quickly to help people in desperate, immediate need for water. 

Our Programme Manager Dr Salim reports: “The situation is so difficult at the moment that we are now hiring a store, so that we have some Jerry Cans available locally for immediate use”  There is so much violence.  Just last week our team went out to see one of our new villages, but had to stop on the journey and wait, and then eventually had to turn around as there was more violence up ahead and it was not safe to continue. 

There may even be a need for more Jerry Cans today, as the recent fighting was near one of our own villages.  Even though Kids for Kids villages are rarely affected, it is a strong possibility that people will flee to ours as they know they are stronger.  If we can help with the very basics of life such as Jerry Cans for water, we can save lives. 

Thank you for your support.  

$10 provides 2 Jerry Cans to help a family in Darfur

$62 buys a family one goat to provide milk for the children

$95 provides a donkey to carry water and firewood

$7000 provides a handpump for water to help an entire community



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