Stories


Creating Business Opportunities and Independence

Achol views the skills gained during UNDP’s recent Entrepreneurship Training Workshop as a pathway to achieve her dreams of providing her girls with an education and more flexible life options.  


Applying Entrepreneurial Lessons for Success

James is a recent graduate of the Entrepreneurship Training Workshop held from 21-26 May in Aweil, hosted by UNDP and facilitated by master trainers from EMPRETEC Mauritius.  


From Scholar, to Entrepreneur, to Aspiring Employer

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


Businesswoman Eyes Success in Aweil and Beyond

Elizabeth Ajok is only 28 but has dreams of becoming a highly regarded businesswoman, known not only in South Sudan, but internationally.  


Improving SGBV Response in Yambio Through IGAD Civil Service Support

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


Creating Co-operative Societies for Development in Torit

Kilara Nasser Tanya is the Deputy Director for Field Management in Torit State Ministry of Agriculture. He works within the Directorate of Community and Rural Development and thanks to the…  


Supporting Survivors of Sexual and Gender Based Violence in South Sudan

Laura Poni Hatim is a married mother of five children, two boys and three girls. She is a social worker at the Special Protection Unit of the State Ministry of Education, Gender and Social Welfare…  


Justice for Women in South Sudan

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…  


Bridging the gap in maternal health care

A few months ago, the Bentiu Hospital was full to the brim with expectant mothers, but had few fully trained nurses and midwives to assist with the births.  


"The Doctors" from Wau to Radio Miraya

Since 2013, Dr. Buwembo Kakande, a general surgeon from Uganda, with over a decade of experience in the operating room, has mentored and trained two South Sudanese physicians, Dr. Mabor Matuiery and…  

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