Over 29,000 people surviving in refugee camps are living without soap to clean their bodies or wash their clothes. Can you imagine what it must be like to live without the ability to bathe with soap or to wash your soiled clothing when you are already living in a refugee camp. Previously the U.N. was providing soap in their aid package to the camps, but sadly that aid was stopped. With no jobs and no money women, men and children are at risk for diseases which spread from lack of proper hygiene.
As if these people haven’t been through enough after fleeing violence back home, leaving their homes and material possessions, losing loved ones, and being stuck in another country with only their hope to sustain them.
The Darfur Women Network is changing that by training women to make soap which they can then sell to other refugees. This is more than just about earning income from selling soap, it’s about giving women a chance to empower themselves, care for their families, and provide better hygiene for everyone in their camps.
You can get involved and support this empowerment project at Globalgiving.org/projects/soap-making-for-health-and-income-for-darfur-refugee
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