Hafirs and small business
Villagers in rural North Darfur have been using Hafirs to catch and store rainwater for hundreds of years. One Hafir can provide drinking water for a whole village, but the traditional construction and design are flawed, causing water to be lost as a result. ** Building small businesses in Kassala — In the displaced and marginalised communities of eastern Sudan, access to finance is a major constraint on development. ** Capacity building in South Kordofan — NGOs regularly send imported agricultural tools to conflict areas within Sudan. However, the tools are often inappropriate to the environment and are detrimental to socioeconomic factors, being manufactured externally, rather than locally.