Diar means women in Dinka – the language of our founder.  Our mission is to strengthen the women and children of South Sudan and Uganda through education, farming, small businesses, and supportive networks.

The Problems We Face

Results from the Civil War, and constant violence, in addition to the spread of Covid have left South Sudan and Uganda in poverty and conflict.
– Violence and Crime
– Ethnic, Racial and Gender Inequality
– Widowed women without skills to be a provider
– Extreme levels of hunger
– Lack of health services
– Children without the ability to attend school
– Teenage girls dropping out of school
– Girls being sold into marriage
– Orphan children

Diar Foundation Programs

Improve Self-Sufficiency
At our farm schools, women learn to grow crops to feed themselves and their families. These women are given a plot of land, seeds, and taught how to reap and sow their crops as not only a food supply for themselves and their family but also as a small business to sell excess yield at local markets as well as trading for other goods.
Teach Skills
Our education classes teach literacy, basic numeracy, hygiene, and nutrition. Local teachers bring this classroom education to our women and children to prepare them for life, as well as advance them to other areas of our programs such as small business education and financial policy.
Foster Independence
Our foundation supports women as they start their own small businesses. Women benefitting from the Diar Foundation participate in programs such as our seed program, pig breeding program, as well as other programs birthed from the personal goals and ideas of our women participants themselves.