Community Grinding Mill for 700 Women in Sudan

Community Grinding Mill for 700 Women in Sudan

Organization type: 
nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector
< $1,000
Project Summary
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This project buys a grinding mill for Omilling community – Sudan. The project aims to alleviate the village women’s workload and to improve their living condition.

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254 722 60 44 51

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How long has this organization been operating?

Less than a year

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What makes your idea unique?

The Grinding Mill allows women to take their economic destiny into their own hands so they can be used to build schools and centers for healthcare as well as economic activities that create a better quality of life.

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Tell us about the social impact of your innovation. Please include both numbers and stories as evidence of this impact

The project aims to alleviate the village women’s workload and to improve their living condition.

Problem: Describe the primary problem(s) that your innovation is addressing

Traditionally, in Omilling communities threshing and grinding are considered tasks for women. Grinding machine will reverse this practice.

Actions: Describe the steps that you are taking to make your innovation a success. What might prevent that success?

Hope Ofiriha has many projects that are designed to help Ugandan refugees in Sudan build a better life. After displacement by war and violence, the women are the most important part of the family, and are determined to learn the skills needed to build a safe, healthy life for their families.

Results: Describe the expected results of these actions over the next three years. Please address each year separately, if possible

Once maize has been harvested, it has to be threshed to remove maize from their stalks and then grinded to make Maize flour. Women do all of this work by hand. Hand threshing and hand milling can take almost one and one half months. The grinding machine will greatly improve the quality of life for women because of the time they will receive to be able to complete other tasks, such as education.

How many people will your project serve annually?


What is the average monthly household income in your target community, in US Dollars?

Less than $50

Does your innovation seek to have an impact on public policy?

If your innovation seeks to impact public policy, how?

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What stage is your project in?

Operating for 1‐5 years

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Does your organization have a non monetary partnerships with government?

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Partnerships always provide more exposure and opportunity for funding.

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How did you first hear about Changemakers?

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Does your project address any of the following barriers to women’s technology access and use?

Women’s time poverty, Social norms.

If you checked any of the boxes above, please explain how.

Because this innovation allows women to greatly reduce the time making these blocks by hand.

Does your project involve women in one or more of the following stages of the technology lifecycle? Identification of the problem the technology will solve:

Technology introduction, Technology training.

If you checked any of the boxes above, please explain how you will ensure women’s involvement in each relevant phase of the technology lifecycle.

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If women are a focus of your project, how did this focus evolve?

The project focused on women from its conception..

Which type of women will your project reach directly?


In what ways does your project team/leadership involve women?

It is led by a woman/women from a developing country., The core project team includes women from developing countries..

Has your organization formed any new partnerships in response to this challenge? If so, with what type/s of organization/s?

Non-profit/NGO/community-based organization.

Has your project leadership had prior experience with the following?

Working with women, Working on innovation.