Diar means women in Dinka – the language of our founder. Our mission is to strengthen the war survivors, women, children, refugees and immigrants most vulnerable women and their communities.The Diar Foundation seeks to improve the lives of economically disadvantaged women in Africa and America. We seek to enhance their wellness, independence, and self-sufficiency.We continue to provide our communities in Colorado United States, South Sudan,Sudan and Uganda an environment in which they will be equipped to cultivate their awareness and expand their future opportunities. This is accomplished by our use of a variety of innovative and effective educational tools and strategies.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.