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Help Margaret upgrade her peacebuilding skills
$675 raised
25% of $2.7k goal
4 contributors
5 Years running

Margaret Ahmed single handedly started Homemakers Development Initiative in Jos, Nigeria to help women learn business skills and earn their own money, and drug addicts get off the street and find meaningful employment. Her organization also helps bridge the gaps between faiths and heal some of the violence on the streets. Jos, Nigeria is oft in the news, a place brewing with ethnic violence. For the last 20 years, Margaret has helped thousands escape violence and poverty, get off the streets, find work and become valuable members of society.

Margaret has been accepted into a summer peacebuilding program at Duke University to upgrade her skills and has so far managed to cover her tuition, visa and meals, but she is short money for the flight and accommodation from Jos, Nigeria to Durham, North Carolina. Margaret would use the skills she learned at the program to bring back to her organization and community. One tiny gift can help soo many people. 

Margaret is a devout worshiper of God and believes in the goodness of all souls. Her work is invaluable in her community. 

Please help make Margaret's dream to come to the States to learn peacebuilding skills to help her community. Any donation, no matter how large or small,  would be greatly appreciated. 

Thank you soo much!

(I met Margaret two years back at a peacebuilding program at the Kofi Annan Peacekeeper Centre in Ghana and we became fast friends and have kept in touch every since. Margaret is a beautiful soul, who does soo much good in this world. I would love to see her get the opportunity to learn more because helping her means helping a very broad community. - Rebecca Sargent, Cambridge, ON, if you have any questions, please feel free to message me at

If we are not able to make the needed funds for the trip, all funds will go towards Homemakers Development in Jos. 


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$10 USD
Visit in North Carolina
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If you are a donor out of the Durham, NC area, Margaret would love to meet you during her visit and thank you personally for your gift. Please ask for more details, as this will likely be a group meet at a set time.
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Thank you!
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Margaret will send you a personal thank you for your kind donation.
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$50 USD
Handmade soap or cream
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Margaret will send you some beautiful handmade natural soap or cream made by Homemaker's Women Development Initiative along with a sincere thank you!
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$100 USD
Care Package from Homemakers Women
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Margaret will send you a care package of soaps and creams and updates on her work along with a heartfelt thank you!
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