Sometimes you might feel powerless to help people suffering in poverty. The problems seem too big. Our perspective: We can’t change the whole world, but together, we can see One Village Transformed.
World Concern’s campaign matches you with a community for three years. With your support, we will work with the community to accomplish specific goals as they begin to see a better future emerge.
Lietnhom is a village in South Sudan, the world’s newest country, which celebrated its independence in July 2011. But 20 years of civil war took its toll on the people here. More than two million died. Four million were displaced from their homes. The war depleted livelihoods and left most of South Sudan without basic infrastructure and government services.
With you, World Concern will walk alongside families in Lietnhom, helping them build their lives and their community from the ground up. Together, we’ll focus on long-term solutions, so the people of Lietnhom can stand on their own.
Our priorities over these next three years will include:
Circular huts with thatched roofs are separated by dirt roads that wind through the village of Lietnhom, South Sudan. Children run barefoot, with little to do to pass the time. Most of them have never set foot in a school. Those whose can afford school sit on the ground or in plastic chairs outside to learn. A shady spot under a tree is their classroom.
Years of oppression and war have led to extreme poverty in Lietnhom. Most families survive on meager incomes from raising cattle, or selling firewood or thatch. Small farms are rain fed and vulnerable to droughts, which are common here.
There are only three wells in this village of 10,000 people, so many people collect water from filthy ponds. The children in Lietnhom show signs of malnourishment and sicknesses like malaria and typhoid. In desperation, parents will pay a witch doctor for superstitious and ineffective advice.
But things are changing in Lietnhom ...
For $33 a month for three years, you will take part in an amazing transformation. We need partners like you to make it happen.
With your ongoing gift, you will receive a quarterly email update about how your gift is changing the lives of individual families.
Our promise to you is that you will see real and lasting impact as lives are saved and transformed.