Alok Bak Deng is a mother in her mid forties living with her family in the Warawar market area. She has 5 living children, the youngest child has mental disabilities and needs constant care. Alok has no money to send her children to school, so they sell firewood at the market. Alok’s husband is a blind man in his sixties. The drought of 2017 means that the land produces almost no food and the family own no livestock. They eat only if Alok is able to sell her allotment of firewood each day. The children collect water for family’s needs in a leaky jerry can, but there is never enough water for drinking or hygiene needs. Being amongst the most needy and vulnerable, Tearfund South Sudan selected Alok’s family to receive food vouchers Alok, expresses her gratitude to you, for the help in getting through the 2017 hunger season.
“Thank you to all the people across the world who have come together to help the poor in South Sudan. We pray that the crisis we experience never happens in your countries. Our biggest hope here is for peace in our country. We hope that your gift gets paid back to you two-fold so that you can continue to help others around the world.” -ALOK BAK DENG