Welcome to Kids for Kids. We help the forgotten children of Darfur.
KIDS FOR KIDS helps children the world has forgotten, children in Darfur, Sudan, who live lives of inexcusable and unimaginable hardship. Our key project is a goat loan – we don’t believe in charity, we believe in enabling people to help themselves. Children are malnourished in every village. Many have had no protein, minerals or vitamins for months on end which not only means lasting damage to them physically but their IQ is reduced, often irreparably. Goat’s milk transforms a child’s health.
Goat loans are just one way we help. By providing an integrated package of sustainable projects which parents tell us will help them the most – projects suitable to the region which have both an immediate, and a long-term impact – we are lifting families out of abject poverty and transforming whole villages. To date, we have adopted 92 villages across North Darfur. Nearly 500,000 people whose lives have been improved long term in one of the most remote and inaccessible regions of the world, where violence is still a daily hazard on the walk to water.
We are enabling families to stay together, in their own homes. In Darfur, mothers are forced to rely on their eldest son to search for work across the world in order to send money home so his brothers and sisters will not die of starvation. Because in Darfur mothers cannot feed their children. Drought decimated the land last year. Kids for Kids transforms the lives of individuals and whole communities – but we desperately need your help. Many Kids for Kids’ villages are welcoming refugees from South Sudan. They know what hunger is and will not turn anyone away. We must help.
Kids for Kids is different, we listen to what people tell us will help them the most. Our grassroots projects not only give immediate help to individual families – their children have milk to drink, a blanket to sleep under, a mosquito net to protect them from malaria, farm tools and blankets – we are improving the lives of the whole village, providing health care, veterinary care and, most important of all, water near at hand. Our midwives are saving the lives of countless mothers and babies. Because they are respected members of their communities they are listened to when they advise against FGM – this has dramatically reduced the incidence of FGM in villages. We even plant trees, changing the desert to green.
Children are hungry, thirsty and at risk. We know we can change their lives, for good, with your help.