The country of South Sudan achieved independence in 2011 but was plunged back into civil war soon after. Today, famine has been officially declared and over 100,000 people are at risk of starvation.
Over 2 million people have been displaced, fleeing the violence that has taken the lives of close to 400,000. The country is facing a serious humanitarian crisis and is number 181 out of 188 on the Human Development Index. Just over the border in Uganda, 1.4 million South Sudanese refugees are living in tents—hoping to return to their country, but facing an unsure future. They have been through unspeakable trauma, and 84% are women and children; many households are child-headed, with no adults to protect them.
Currently, a cease-fire has been declared and there is hope that South Sudan may be able to welcome its people back one day soon.
To learn more about how the Lord led us to South Sudan, go HERE.
preventing tomorrow’s orphans in South Sudan by…
church planting & repair
We are committed to helping pastors reconstruct churches destroyed by war or natural disaster. Learn more here.
Pastors in the South Sudan refugee camps and across the border in Nimule, South Sudan are being trained through Biblical training. Learn more here.
Pastor Santos and Pastor Francis are committed to teaching their communities sustainable farming — both in the refugee camps, and within South Sudan. Learn more here.
adopting child-headed homes
Thousands of children have been abandoned in South Sudan due to war and displacement. As a result, many are forced to form child-headed homes, in which they care for one another. Pastor Santos is changing this by adopting them into his family. To learn more please go here.
Pastor Santos has started a training school, and is equipping mothers through a six-month hairdressing and tailoring course. Please go here to learn more.
Working with single mothers and families in the refugee camps of South Sudan, The Lulu Tree provides microloans through the local church for those seeking to support their families through establishing a small business. To learn more about our program please go here.