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 through…
Hundreds of reusable pads, sewn both by African and American mothers, have been distributed through churches in South Sudan camps. To learn more, please go here.
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.
Pastor Santos has started a training school to equip mothers with basic life skills. Please go here to learn more.
In April of 2019 the jajja fellowship was launched in South Sudan’s refugee camps — a ministry caring for grandmothers, many of whom care for their grandchildren. Forty five grandmothers came to Christ. To learn more please go here.