Kids for Kids

Empowering impoverished women in Darfur

To change the lives of the most impoverished women in remote villages of Darfur, Sudan, by introducing sustainable projects which enable them to improve the standard of living for their family, especially the children, as well as improving their status and giving them a voice in their communities.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1100045)

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Campaign target

£26,284

Amount raised

£23,788

Donations

55

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    Helping

Location

Situation

In remote villages in Darfur, men have authority; women do household work, childcare, collecting water & farming. With no income, women are not respected or treated as equals, have no say on village matters. In hard times, such as current failed harvests, they are often left alone, in appalling conditions, while men go in search of income. If women can earn a living, they can make decisions for themselves & their children for the first time ever and end the cycle of poverty for their families.

Solution

Goat Loans and Donkeys improve the health of their children (goat’s milk) while enabling women to earn an income. Income gives women freedom of choice, ability to make decisions for their family for the first time ever & changes their status. Incorporating Animal Husbandry & Paravet training in the project, ensures animals have the best possible survival chance, so women continue earning long term. Committees running the projects have a majority of women members, giving them a voice and status.