Transform a Village in South Sudan

by World Concern
Jul 26, 2012

Better crops feed the hungry in Lietnhom.

Manut is growing bigger, better crops.
Manut is growing bigger, better crops.

Your support is helping transform lives in Lietnhom, South Sudan already!  We’ve just completed a seed distribution in the area, providing high-yield, drought-resistant seeds to farmers.

We’re also helping them grow better crops with irrigation tools, like treadle pumps. A treadle pump is similar to a stair-stepper machine. It uses human energy to lift water from an underground source to water crops. Such an innovative tool!

Manut Magol lives in Lietnhom and received a treadle pump. Although he’s been farming since childhood, Manut was struggling to grow vegetables with the few skills he’d learned from his mother. He watered his crops by carrying water in a hollowed-out gourd.

“This was only possible on a small scale,” said Manut. Can you imagine trying to water a field by hand-carrying water in a gourd?

“The beginning of the year came with surprises as World Concern provided me with a treadle pump,” he said. “This has helped me produce a variety of vegetables on a bigger scale.”

Manut is growing cabbage, kale, herbs and more. Other farmers are excited to learn from him when they see the progress he’s made with his farm.

Your support means families like Manut’s are not only eating healthier, more nutritious food, but they are earning income from their farms as well. And in turn, the local economy benefits from this improvement.

Speaking of economic development, we’ve also helped start a fishing association, made up of more than 100 local fishermen. With World Concern’s assistance, these fishermen are learning sustainable fishing practices; including abstaining from fishing during breeding seasons and using the proper size nets to prevent catching fish that are too small. We’ve provided fishnet twine and training for them to manufacture the proper size nets.

All of this means larger harvests, more food, and better income during the fishing season.

Thank you for partnering with us as we bring lasting, sustainable change to the village of Lietnhom. The people here have suffered from hunger, poor health and extreme poverty for many years. With your support, they’re seeing hope for a better future and transformed lives.



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World Concern

Location: Seattle, WA - USA
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Project Leader:
Cathy Herholdt
Seattle, Washington United States

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