Water Project

by Darfur Women Network, INC.
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Dear Darfur Women Network’s family - Water Project supporters,  

Your generous donations have been the only source that secured water containers for Darfur refugees in Chad. Thank you, your strong support makes a difference!

Water containers are still one of the most essential needs, however, the reduction of the food portion that the World Food Program provides to refugees.

 As a result, more than 2,500 refugee families- the majority of women and children left the camp in groups of 10 or 15 families, seeking agricultural land and permission for farming. They loaded their important belonging on their donkeys and the people including children walked over 55 KM uncertain of their destination and their fate. They decided to not leave their children to die in the camp from hunger. Please find the video attached depicting the current situation.


DWN is grateful for GlobalGiving’s response to this situation by providing a $ 10,000.00 grant to provide waterproof sheets, personal hygiene items, and food to these families- the average size of a family is 6 persons. We appreciate your passionate lifesaving assistance to the refugees in Chad.

I would like to share with you an exciting news! The Darfur Women Network has been awarded the Best Nonprofit of 2023 by the Indianapolis Award Program.

We're deeply grateful to everyone who has supported DWN. This achievement is the result of a collective effort, compassionate work, and the kindness of an amazing, diverse community all working together towards our goal of assisting refugees in Darfur.

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Water Distribution 2023

Dear Darfur Women Network Family,

On behalf of Darfur Women Network, Inc, DWN, would like to express our gratitude for your generous donation and your passionate support. With your generosity and your support during this difficult time, the DWN has been able to provide essential services to the refugees from Darfur in Touloum camp in Chad.

With your contribution, DWN and its volunteers have provided drinking water and water containers for the survivors of genocide in Darfur, who are residents of the Darfur refugees’ camp in Chad. After a rainy season, our volunteers in the camp clean up the buried drinking water wells in the camp for years. However, this year, DWN has the plan to provide 1000 families with water containers (5 gallons).

We distributed 680 water containers; two water containers were given to each family. Now, we are looking forward to working with you to achieve our goals which are meeting the need of 1000 families, are you ready to help refugees from Darfur in refugees camp in Chad?

Why are water containers important?

The refugees retrieve water from wells in water containers. They use the same water container as water storage in the shelter. In the camp, there are no jobs and no income. 85% of the refugees are women and children. Thus, they can’t afford to purchase water containers. They have to melt the broken plastic water containers to weld the container holes. Water containers are still needed.

Current situation:

The fighting between two armed forces that was started on April 15th, is still going on.

• At least 427 people have been killed and over 3,700 injured due to the conflict.

• Prices of essential items are sharply increasing due to shortages.

• At least 11 health facilities have been attacked and many are no longer functional in Khartoum and Darfur States.

• Civilians are fleeing areas affected by fighting, including to Chad, Egypt, and South Sudan.

• Several humanitarian organizations have evacuated or relocated their staff from locations where operations are not currently feasible.

Displacement of civilians has been reported in the capital of Sudan and in Darfur. 

We hope for peace and stability soon and assess the need of people and work with our volunteers to serve our people who are affected by the consequence of the fighting. We praying for the safety of our volunteers, beneficiaries, our guard, and the women’s center. We don’t have information due to the absence of the Internet and communication as well as the insecurity situation. 

We appeal to you to extend a helping hand to provide food, medicine, and relief supplies for our people in Sudan. We ask you to pray that God lifts this disaster from our country and people as soon as possible, and we appreciate all your support. May God bless your heart.

Please check the link for more information:Sudan fighting: army agrees to ceasefire following fierce battles in the capital | CNN




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Dear family of Darfur Women Network,
On behalf of the Darfur Women Network (DWN), we would like to wish you happy holidays!
We hope that you and your loved ones are enjoying your celebration and staying warm. We would like to express our sincere gratitude for your passionate, commitment and your generous support. Without your support, it would be impossible to accomplish our goals.

During 2022, DWN has brought new opportunities for DWN to continue its efforts to increase activities to achieve our vision and goals. We are pleased to share with you a brief highlight of all we were able to accomplish this year thanks to your support. 

Your contributions have allowed us to distribute 680 water containers to refugees from Darfur in refugee camps in Chad, provide over 1200 safe stoves to 1200 refugee families, provide solar lights for 12 educational centers in the camp, and help refugees with having access to clean drinking water.

We have provided economic empowerment project for women from displaced, vulnerable, and poor families in South Darfur, Sudan. We trained over 100 on knowledge, technical skills, teamwork, and entrepreneurial skills to enable them to make soap to earn a steady income to improve the livelihood of their families.

Our plan for 2023, is to provide 2000 water contianers and 1000 safe stoves to refugees from Darfur in refugees camp in Chad. advance our capacity-building training, empower the displaced women and children in Darfur, scale up our economic empowerment program and food security, and amplify self-sufficiency for the marginalized in Darfur.

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Darfur Women Network is dedicated to serving displaced, refugees, and conflict-affected families, who are the survivors of the Darfur genocide by providing them access to economic empowerment, water, efficient cooking stoves, and capacity building to achieve sustainable community development and to break the poverty cycle.

The refugees are living in crowded camps in Chad after they fled Sudan to Chad. They are living in dire conditions. The camp we serve is located in the desert, with no jobs, social services, healthcare, lack of education, and water.

Due to a lack of income, the refugees can’t afford to secure water containers to fetch and store water in the camp. They walk five miles to fetch water, but they lose much of their water due to cracks, holes, and broken water containers.

Your donation helped us to distribute 680 water containers. We are honored to have you support our project to make refugees feel they are not alone.

Thank you so much for your kindness and your passionate support,

Please, share our link with your family members and your network: https://youtu.be/sIEDrkr-wOA

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Dear Donors,


Over the past year, Darfur Women Network (DWN) has supported women and children whose lives have been negatively impacted by decades of conflict in Darfur. The Water Project's goal is to provide clean water service to 7,000 families who are Darfur genocide survivors. The ponds are sources of drinking water that are not enclosed and get contaminated as they are shared with livestock. Due to deforestation, the wind gathers contaminants which fill and bury the wells. 

DWN needs your support to provide necessary tools and safety equipment such as plastic boots, helmets, gloves, cords, and safety belts for refugee volunteers to clean up the buried wells and also provide the refugees with water containers to store water for a longer time. This will directly benefit in securing safe drinking water for the refugees in their camp in Chad.

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Together, we can help empower Darfuri women to live a dignified and empowered life. Mark your calendars today!  Our link https://goto.gg/44315

Thank you for your continued support and generosity,

Darfur Women’s Network

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Darfur Women Network, INC.

Location: Indianapolis, IN - USA
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Twitter: @Darfur Women Network,INC,
Project Leader:
Mastora Bakhiet
Indianapolis , IN United States
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