Jabal Marra Charity Organization for Rural Development (JMCO) is a national NGO, humanitarian, nonprofit and non governmental organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through relief and development programs. Founded in Nyala – Sudan in 1999. JMCO has main office in Nyala -South Darfur and two field offices in Elfashir- North Darfur and Zalingei-Central-Darfur. Has almost 21 years’ experience of helping those in need.
JMCO’s sectorial focus is on livelihoods and food security, WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) and basic education. In the context of conflict affected fragility, livelihoods comprise how people access and mobilize resources that enable them to pursue the goals necessary for their survival and longer-term well-being, thereby reducing the vulnerability that is created and exacerbated by conflict. In Relief programmes, we have specific experience and expertise in realizing household shelter solutions.
JMCO receives funds from WFP, CHF, UNHCR, UNFAO, UNICEF, UNAMID, Oxfam America ZOA, CRS, SCI, ARC and AAH.
JMCO has approximately 210 employees. All of them are locally recruited including international.
Brief Background and Context: General Goal:
To provide sustainable development in rural areas and IDPs camp and world without poverty.
- To support and promote agriculture activities in rural areas.
- To promote livelihood projects and restocking.
- To support peace building activities to reduce the conflict affecting among the tribes, to live in a coexistence and strengthen the relationship.
- To encourage the rural communities to send the children to the school specially girls.
- To support most venerable people (men and women) though livelihoods activities.
Programmes and projects
Nutrition and Care practices
the programme targeted pregnant women in Kalma IDP camp- south Darfur, the objective was to improve reproductive health and child care through Health awareness and Nutrition programme. funded by JMCO amount of 2,500,000 Sudanese Dinar
the programme targeted children under 5 years old, Kalma camp- South Darfur, the objective was to reduce mortality and disease among children by gain children immunity against epidemic diseases. the project implemented in three phases, the total budget is SD 10,500,000, funded by WHO + EPI + UNICEF
The project targeted rural families in Yara area –South Darfur. The objective was to improve food security and livelihood of families through provision of agricultural inputs. The total budget SD 1,060,000 funded by FAO.
Distribution of fuel efficient clay
project implemented in Draj IDP camp – South Darfur, The objectives was to reduce women expose to violence, reduce family expenses on firewood and protect environment through reduction of fuel consumption and reduce collection trips, funded by FAO amount of 4,600,000 SD
Manufacture of agricultural tools
The project include fabrication of manual and animal traction. The objective to improve food security of the families by increasing the crops production and productivity through provision of farming inputs. Nyala – South Darfur, funded by FAO amount of SD 2,600,000.