Dr. Marie L. Besancon Memorial Fund
Continuing to Alleviate Suffering Among the World’s Most Vulnerable
Co-founder of Homes for Sudan (a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to relieving the suffering of millions of internally displaced persons ravaged by sectarian conflict in the Sudan), Marie was an advocate for empowerment and protection of women at risk, and a pioneer of safe, secure and affordable housing for displaced persons employing “Super Adobe domed construction” designed by CalEarth Architects. Most recently, she completed a landmark project with Homes For Sudan in partnership with The Seeds for Jubilee Foundation and in coordination with the US Agency for International Development and other private US and Sudanese charities to build a training center for the Mayo Women’s Association in Khartoum, Sudan. http://homesforsudan.blogspot.com. Donations will continue to support the spirit of her work with Homes for Sudan and similar organizations. Additionally, choosing to “Become a Fundraiser” allows you to easily forward this opportunity electronically or via your social media accounts with your personal comments to your friends and colleagues. They, in turn, can continue the process of expanding the community of support in her memory. Thank you.