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Our Impact

Innovating new models to empower victims of war and extreme poverty

Your generosity funds water, food, and medical breakthroughs.

Four years ago, after 14-year-old Hassina Soulyman, from Hadara village in Delami county, spent two days in labor at home, weak from loss of blood and falling in and out of consciousness.

How We Put Donations to Work

Critical Services

Providing Life-saving Services

We have pioneered models that are specifically tailored towards victims of genocide. With your support, we continue to innovate and expand.

Our Impact

Over 2,000,000 people rely on our services

From the Nuba Mountains to Darfur, & the Blue Nile, our services are a vital lifeline. Food, water, education, and other projects save 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.

Strategy Implementation

Making Strides in Eradicating Extreme Poverty and Hunger

We build partnerships and raise resources for the world’s most vulnerable people by proving customized services tailored to help communities manage their own development needs.


Through different programs, we provide clean water, food and nutrition, education, relief and resiliency, global health, community development, environmental sustainability, child survival, and women and girls.


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. 

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.

Our New Educational Model

We created innovative and effective pedagogical approaches with our community’s own evaluation methods.

We then developed a robust new educational model that combines traditional content with critically important psychological, financial, health, and administrative skills.


We advocate for girls and former child soldiers right to access free, safe and quality education. Our approach of equality builds a relevant marketplace, entrepreneurship, and health care skills as desperately needed. Students tackle real problems that empower them to take the initiative and responsibility for their own learning.


Our schools simultaneously adopt action-oriented pedagogical methods that hone critical thinking skills and enable children to identify challenges, seek out and evaluate relevant information and resources, and design and carry out solutions for said challenges.

 Empower and Connect Communities

Our methods are designed such that we connect and empower survivors of war in the community, equip them for the challenges, and support them along the way


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 and solve their own challenges.



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

Trapped in the War Zone

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Videos featuring life in the Nuba mountains damaged by a bomb dropped on unarmed civilians.

Health in Her Hands

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. It’s why we focus on improving health for children and women who have no access to hospitals.


War, long droughts, extreme poverty and lack of health services contribute to severe malnutrition and death of over half of the under-five children in South Kordofan.  Many die of diarrhea, polio, cholera due to lack of hospitals. The only available one takes weeks journey.


We empower women to participate in health initiatives such as immunization campaigns, birth control, provision of sanitary towels and prenatal and neonatal services. This way, they have control over theirs and their community's health

Linking Results to Interventions

We complement our on-the-field activities with policy advocacy at every level of community governance.


We work with community leaders on developing large-scale planning frameworks and poverty reduction strategies approach to programming. This help countries and donors identify needs and form a results-based plan for change.


Such policies and programmes help members carry out assessment research to define and measure abject poverty and then map a system in place to monitor results.


Some communities have made progress in meeting some of our Goals. Many are on track to meet the income target at least, but in a classic example of national disparities, some villages are yet to be reached.

Victims by numbers:

5.5 million lack humanitarian assistance.

2.5 million lack access to water.

4.6 million are in of need of food.

Support Our Lifesaving Programs

Kara Universal is a grassroots organization founded and inspired by survivors of war and genocide. Our impact is our power and your support provides opportunities for vulnerable women and young people in war zones and other victims of injustice.


Your support provides survivors of massacres a meaningful path out of the war-zone, starvation, drought, and extreme poverty toward healing and empowering.

Get Involved

Your involvement provides opportunities for vulnerable women and young people in war zones and other vulnerable victims of injustice.


Join our community by making a one-time donation or, give monthly, or quarterly, or yearly and transform lives of survivors of war and genocide today.


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