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We are Kandaakiat, a non-profit organisation that works with refugee women in Uganda. Our name means "women of strength" in Arabic, and we are inspired by the resilience and courage of the women we serve. Our mission is to help refugee women in Kampala city and the refugee camps in Uganda to improve their lives and achieve their goals. We do this by offering them education, livelihood, health, and advocacy programs. We started in 2014 as a small group of refugee women who wanted to support each other and share our stories. Our founder, Chichi Dawla, is a Sudanese refugee who escaped her country because of civil war. She saw the struggles and opportunities that refugee women face in Uganda, and decided to create a space for them to express their needs and dreams. Our vision is to see refugee women live with dignity, justice, and peace. We want them to have access to quality education, health care, and economic opportunities. We want them to be leaders and changemakers in their communities. We work with refugee women from different countries and cultures, such as Sudan, South Sudan, DRC, Somalia, Rwanda, and Burundi. We also partner with local and international organisations that share our values and vision. Some of our partners include Women First International Fund, Asylum Access, Yarid, RRLI and Cohere Foundation We are a team of committed and skilled staff, volunteers, and board members who work together to fulfill our mission. We have diverse skills and expertise in areas such as education, health, livelihoods, advocacy, finance, administration, and communication. We are also proud to have refugee women as part of our team, who bring their lived experiences and insights to our work. We invite you to join us in our journey of empowering refugee women. You can support us by donating, volunteering, or spreading the word about our work. Thank you for your interest in Kandaakiat!