summary ITDG (Intermediate
Technology Development Group) aims to build the technical
skills of poor people in developing countries, enabling them
to improve the quality of their lives and that of future generations.
It was founded in 1966 by E F Schumacher, author of the book
"Small is Beautiful".
In 2003 Trade plus Aid® donated £26,000 to fund ITDG projects
in the village of Abu Digaise, in Northern Darfur, one of the poorest
states in Sudan with 90% of the population living below the
In addition, the EU has granted ITDG £78,000 in matching
funds to support the programme in Darfur. Trade plus Aid's
donation has enabled ITDG to release three times more support
from the EU to do similar work in neighbouring villages in Darfur making a total of £104,000.
With Trade plus Aid's funding, ITDG will now be able to introduce
water-harvesting technologies into Abu Digaise. By supporting ITDG,
we have a positive, long-lasting affect on the people of Abu
Together, we can give them a future that is long-term, sustainable
and - for perhaps the first time - with real hope.
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bono legal advice there would not have been the funds
available to finance this project
The rains have failed in Western
Sudan for the last dozen years. Last year in Darfur,
there was only two hours of rain all through the "rainy"
Sorghum - the basic food in Sudan
Huge pumpkins can be grown in the wadis only because
of the water-harvesting techniques ITDG have introduced.