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Clean water • Health care • Shelter for children • Education 
• Business development • Hope

Five million displaced refugees are returning to Southern Sudan. Hope of Sudan focuses on the building blocks that create stable communities, providing infrastructure that is missing from Southern Sudan and empowering villagers to improve their quality of life.

We have learned that the most meaningful change happens if we work together, empowering the village. Alliance members are combining their strengths, expertise and support bases to raise money, work with other organizations and the Sudanese government to identify what areas in Southern Sudan have the greatest need. We collaborate to provide the foundation for healthy communities — including education, clean water, health care, business development and vocational training. By providing necessary infrastructure, villagers can transform their lives and will want to stay in their community. Our work will help produce leaders, markets, businesses and sustainable food sources.

Our projects transcend tribal borders and conflict, building cooperation among all people of Southern Sudan, instilling ownership of improvements among Sudanese leaders and offering opportunities that had not been available to girls. Over time, improvements and equality will transform Southern Sudanese society.

Our more than 20 alliance members successfully:

  • Welcome more than 1,000 students at a total of six schools ranging from elementary education to a secondary school for girls that focuses on health sciences and sustainable agriculture. More than 800 children attend Pongborong Primary School in the Bor region
  • Run the the first full-service medical clinic in Duk County, which sees 40,000 patients a year and turns no one away
  • Provide the first neo-natal care for pregnant women in Duk County
  • Bring safe drinking water to more than 180,000 residents who were plagued by waterborne illnesses and whose days were consumed by water collection
  • Educate more than 290 Lost Boys and Girls who are living in exile in Uganda and Kenya in boarding-school care programs
  • Help Lost Boys and Sudanese refugees begin to address their loss and tragedy of the Civil War through trauma-healing services provided by international experts

Many alliance members have opened schools, training centers and medical clinics in Southern Sudan. Others have raised considerable funds toward their dream, like Dut Leek Deng. He plans to establish a health clinic that focuses on preventative, primary and pediatric care in his childhood home of Bor Town. Much more work must be done. After three generations of war, Southern Sudan is one of the most devastated places on earth, according to the World Bank:

Why the need is so great and so urgent:

  • Availability of basic health care and health outcomes are rated by UNICEF as the worst in Africa, including prenatal care, maternal mortality rates, child malnutrition, immunization rates among children, unattended births and doctors per capita.
  • There is an estimated 1 doctor for every 100,000 people
  • Southern Sudan has the lowest school access rates in the world. One in 3 children has access to a school. Only 5 percent of all children in Southern Sudan have access to a secondary school — the second lowest rate in the world.
  • Infrastructure such as roads, schools and hospitals have been wiped out
  • Most communities lack fresh water
  • Water-related illnesses and parasites are rampant and residents must spend most of their time collecting water instead of focusing on agriculture, business development or education

Join us as we build a network of strong communities across all of Southern Sudan.