The Hope of Sudan is a united alliance of all proven Sudanese-led nonprofit organizations
in the United States that share a common mission — to provide the foundation
for stable communities and empower our Sudanese brothers and sisters to transform
their villages socially and economically.
Our members have established credibility working in Sudan and in partnership
with village leaders and residents. So far we have raised and invested more than $4 million
in Southern Sudan. Often, founders of our organizations have realized their dreams
to begin rebuilding the homeland they were forced to flee with limited resources, by
generating great community support. In the few years since Salva Dut formed Water for
Sudan, he has drilled 29 wells to quench the thirst of 180,000 Sudanese with fresh water.
The John Dau Foundation operates a medical clinic that tends to 40,000 patients per
year and provides the first neo-natal care available to pregnant women in Duk County.
Alliance members have opened a total of six schools so far, ranging from elementary
education to a secondary school for girls that focuses on health sciences and sustainable
agriculture. Already more than 800 children attend Pongborong Primary
School, opened by Peter Magai Bul's Ayual Community Development Association.
Alliance members have outstanding records of success. We have learned during
our work in Sudan that we need a comprehensive and strategic approach to rebuilding.
"With the alliance, we can do what we cannot do alone," says John Dau, founder of the
John Dau Foundation.
United, we combine our expertise and resources to address needs in a comprehensive
way. Together, we will work with villages, Sudanese government and the Sudanese
people — in all areas of Southern Sudan — to identify areas of greatest need
and establish education, health care, economic development including small-business
loans, infrastructure and safe drinking water in communities. Emphasis will also be
placed on girls' education and tribal cooperation. Over time, improvements we help
Sudanese communities make will become the community fabric — providing a more
equal role for women, opportunities for adults to provide for their families and education
for everyone. We will bring the infrastructure and tools to transform communities
with hope, collaboration and a way of life that, over time, focuses on opportunity and
sustainability for men and women instead of survival.
More than 20 organizations have committed to the alliance to restore hope. Join
us in our vision.