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Sudan’s long civil war drove thousands of families from their homes in West Darfur. Since the security situation improved in 2011, many are returning from the camps. In El Geneina, Kernik and Forbranga, the influx is particularly acute. More than 60,000 people – including 500 orphaned children – now live in the area, placing a critical strain on the few basic services that were not destroyed during the conflict.

Thanks to Waqf funding, we delivered an integrated project to improve access to essential services and create opportunities for tens of thousands of people to earn a living. This holistic approach linked together support across five sectors – water and sanitation, health and nutrition, education, orphan and child welfare, and sustainable livelihoods – to secure maximum impact for local people. As well as responding to the immediate needs of the communities, the project also addresses the root causes of poverty and suffering.

Water for life

Through the project, communities in Ameriya and Gokar, as well as residents of Kerinding 2 camp, benefited from improved access to clean water. We built a solar-powered water yard and installed handpumps at key medical clinics.

We also trained local people to repair hand-pumps, and young people learned basic solar maintenance. Women were empowered as members of three committees that we established and trained to oversee the maintenance of the new water points. This ensures that after we leave, the community is able to keep the water systems working for years to come inshaAllah, fixing them if they break down.

Thousands of people living in rural communities were supported to build their own latrines, improving sanitation facilities. Good hygiene practices were promoted through community training sessions. In addition, we installed public latrines at a health center in Murayat and a secondary school in Krenik.

“The best form of charity is giving water [to drink]” Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

Better health care services

We provided six clinics and two mobile clinics with essential drugs and medical equipment. So far, over 60,000 local people have already received medical consultations or treatment.

Over 3,600 women benefited from a range of community awareness sessions covering topics such as family planning, reproductive health, and breastfeeding. Mothers are the cornerstone of families, so when they are better informed, entire families’ health improves inshaAllah.

In Mustagbal, we constructed a delivery room, giving more expectant mothers access to proper support throughout childbirth. In addition, over 7,500 mothers and thousands of children received immunizations to protect them from a number of preventable diseases.

Routes out of poverty

In poor communities, women often face significant barriers to earning a decent living. In Ameriya, over 60 vulnerable women came together through several women-only groups, and we provided them with training and resources – including access to Islamic micro-finance – to set up their own enterprises.
The groups run a collective savings scheme, which allows women to work together to sustain small businesses and helps new female entrepreneurs to flourish. 63 women, who are the main breadwinners for their families, were given several goats each. When the project is completed, 300 families and 90 young people will be able to supplement their diets and earn an income from raising livestock inshaAllah. In addition, we distributed seeds to 400 poor farming families to help them improve their agricultural production and build a route out of poverty. We will also enroll hundreds of young people in vocational training courses, including construction, carpentry, car mechanics, welding and computing.

“We thank Allah and the donors for all these opportunities” Fatmah Mohamed, El Geneina, West Darfur

The difference between IWF and other organisations is that IWF will invest your donations and bring a sustainable return year on year and serve people indefinitely.

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