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.
You can impact a family’s life by bringing an end to poverty
When the Ebola virus hit Kadijah’s village, many children had lost their parents and family members. Kadijah and her husband tried to do everything they could for the community, including adopting six orphaned children. Thanks to an innovative farming program offered by a local church, the family is rising above hunger and extreme poverty.
When Aminata heard about six children in their village who lost their parents to the Ebola virus, she determined to help. Aminata decided to welcome the six orphaned children into her home. But with a total of 12 mouths to feed, Aminata was worried. How was she going to provide for so many when they had so little? It was while attending church one day that everything began to change.