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Unique Approach

Innovating new models to empower victims of war and extreme poverty

Where Others See Destruction, We Rebuild Hope

We incubate survivors of war and violence as the best resource to rebuild broken communities

These survivors are desperate for the right tools to help themselves build healthier, productive lives.

The Need

95% of survivors are at risk of starvation

War, hunger, and lack of water are a serious problem in South Kordofan. While the numbers are staggering, we provide solutions.

Our Impact

Over 2,000,000 people count on us

From the Nuba Mountains to Darfur, the Blue Nile, and South Sudan our services are a vital lifeline. Our projects save vulnerable lives.

Our Programs

Addressing War and Extreme Poverty 

From our education network and digging wells to our nutrition and sanitation services, we work to empower survivors of war and massacre.

About Us

Not Just A Charity, An Empowering Community Transformation

Of the more than a billion people worldwide living in extreme poverty on less than $1.00 a day. In war zones, millions of survivors exist on the margins of society - internally displaced, denied refugee status, shut out of the formal market sector, and left vulnerable to exploitation through child soldier recruitment, rape, and trafficking.


Kara Universal was created in direct response to the needs of the most vulnerable victims of war; mostly women, children, youth, maimed/disabled. We are breaking the cycle of extreme poverty and violence through education and sustainable job creation in the Nuba Mountains, Darfur, Blue Nile, South Sudan, and Refugee Camps and slums in Kenya and Uganda. 


The survivors and their families were previously trapped in extreme poverty, war, and slavery. They become empowered through our programs to earn stable, healthy income through sustainable income-generating activities.

Our Programs


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Tackling Mass Starvation and Malnutrition

We address hunger and malnutrition head-on by helping small farmers in the war-torn South Kordofan increase production and sell more crops as the best way to combat global hunger and poverty



Digging Wells & Installing Hand Pumps

Due to the lack of drinking water women & children are forced to travel great distances in search of water. Many still lack access to safe water often face obstacles like discrimination and long droughts.


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Effective Healthcare Interventions and Immunizations

Poverty and health are strongly linked. Health problems can plunge people into poverty or keep them from escaping it, and those in poverty are more likely to suffer disease because of lack of treatment.

 Innovation and Women Empowerment

We are breaking the cycle of oppression as a basis for a peaceful future, built on a hand up, not a handout.

At Kara Universal, we believe that incubating these survivors through education and sustainable job creation is an empowering long-term solution to extreme poverty, war, genocide and other different forms of injustices.


We work directly with families and communities to build a comprehensive, sustainable and dignified long-term strategy towards a better future. By focusing on livelihoods, we directly impact resourceful mothers and the youth by empowering them to address their own challenges.


Empowering women is especially important for positive community transformation - research shows that women will spend up to 90% of their earnings on water, nutrition, education and health of their families.

Turning these victims of war into breadwinners improves their status in the community, builds self-esteem and enables them to pool resources to improve infrastructure.

Empowered Women Strengthen Communities

Women and youth in Nuba Mountains, Darfur, and the Blue Nile face war, starvation so we tailored our programs towards self-sustenance opportunities rather than reliance on the aid system highly misused by the genocidal regime in Sudan.


Our sustainable water solutions to support safe water, sanitation, and hygiene services. We dig wells and use solar energy to help access to water in the arid areas cutting child deaths by as much as half.


Our clinics provide immunizations and psychological support to children suffering deep and lasting grief and trauma. We provide menstruations kits to girls, reproductive health, maternal and neonatal care services.

Many survivors of war are maimed and we address their needs through special programs.

We advocate for government accountability, increasing demands for transparency and participation in government decision-making. ​

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