Transform a Village in South Sudan

by World Concern
Vetted
Oct 24, 2012

Growing food and businesses in Lietnhom

Veronica Ajok is proud of her crops.
Veronica Ajok is proud of her crops.

October 23, 2012

In spite of ongoing unrest and struggles in the under-developed country of South Sudan, your contributions are making a big difference in the village of Lietnhom for people like Veronica Ajok.

Veronica, the mother of six children, struggled to feed her family in drought conditions. “We rely on rain, and when there is no rain, we don’t have food,” she said. World Concern gave Veronica agricultural training and seeds. “I planted ground nuts and sorghum,” Veronica said. “I will sell the surplus after the harvest.” She hopes to get an ox plow and earn enough money for her children to get an education.

Akot Ajoik is a farmer and teacher with four children. “I try to improve my condition through cultivation,” he says. World Concern helped Akot increase his crop yields with an ox plow and money for hired help. “World Concern has helped me a lot. I was having a problem cultivating my crop. World Concern donated money to me, and I am able to hire people for weeding. The future of this area is improving. With World Concern’s help, we will be able to cultivate more.”

With your support, we’re also providing microloans to help build businesses in this impoverished village.

Peter Madut is the manager of a pharmacy where he has worked for two years. “We started small, and now we are able to expand and build a new pharmacy,” Peter said.  “World Concern loaned us money and allowed us to start this business. It is very good now, and we get something to eat. Now there is something to support our families, and we don’t have challenges like before. World Concern really helped us. Thank you for the support.”

Akot Ajoik cares for his students and his farm.
Akot Ajoik cares for his students and his farm.
Peter Madut grew his business with a microloan.
Peter Madut grew his business with a microloan.

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Location: Seattle, WA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.worldconcern.org
Project Leader:
Cathy Herholdt
Seattle, Washington United States

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