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.

preventing tomorrow’s orphans in Uganda through…

equipping churches

reconstructing churches

We are committed to helping pastors reconstruct churches destroyed by war or natural disaster. Learn more here.

training pastors

The Lulu Tree only ever goes where God calls it. And Yahweh calls by first asking us to fast and pray for 40 days for a specific country. This is what happened with South Sudan, and now we are training pastors in the camp to reach their own people. Learn more here.

equipping villages

outreaches

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.

microloan program

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.

equipping families

trades school

Pastor Santos has started a training school to equip mothers with basic life skills. Please go here to learn more.

jajja fellowships

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.