Our Stories

  • Virginia Kamonji arrived in Rumbek in July as a UN Volunteer to help the Government in fighting HIV and Tuberculosis. With support through the Global Fund to Fight AIDs, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM), she has been working hard on multiple fronts to raise awareness, reduce stigma and improve access to HIV care and treatment.

  • From Scholar, to Entrepreneur, to Aspiring Employer
    Jun 27, 2018

    At 18 years old, Bolis Joseph Agany was the youngest participant of the Entrepreneurship Training Workshop held in Aweil.

  • Homegrown solutions for SGBV crimes in South Sudan
    Sep 9, 2018

    The overarching aim of the training is to help ensure that the answer to crimes of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in South Sudan achieves meaningful protection for survivors and just trials for suspected perpetrators.

  • Improving SGBV Response in Yambio Through IGAD Civil Service Support
    Dec 15, 2017

    Local efforts are focusing on boosting institutional capacity for victim-centered responses to instances of special protection cases.

  • Improving South Sudanese Health System in Yambio Hospital
    May 3, 2016

    Laketch Teshome wakes up every morning at 7am to go to work in Yambio Hospital, Gbudwe State. Every day, she meets her South Sudanese medical team at the maternity section, or as she calls them, her twins.

  • Increasing the Effectiveness of Local Tax Collection to Provide Services in Aweil State
    Sep 13, 2018

    The Aweil State Revenue Authority (SRA), launched in 2017 with support from UNDP’s Public Financial Management project and funded by the Government of Japan, recognises that the effectiveness of local tax collection cannot be undervalued in combating the state’s development challenges.

  • Justice for Women in South Sudan
    Dec 12, 2016

    Joyce Dawa, from Torit County, suffered violence in her marriage for more than three years. When she was 14, her parents forced her to marry and she had to drop out of school. Joyce’s story is not uncommon in South Sudan. Gender inequalities are particularly salient in the new country.

  • “In order to ensure better service delivery, it is crucial to sensitize our people on their rights, responsibilities and limitations in regards to land administration, as well as clarify and interpret the clauses in the Land Act” stated the Honourable Kuot Mawien Kuot, State Minister of Physical Infrastructure for Warrap State.

  • Lessons Learned by a Young South Sudanese Entrepreneur Woman

    In a country like South Sudan, facing conflict and an unprecedented economic crisis causing the price of goods to increase at an alarming rate, it is not easy to start a new business, neither to achieve profits nor sustain your life. However, the instability has not stopped Martha Abari Bartholomew from being an entrepreneur.

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