Our Work In

South Sudan

Why

South Sudan

South Sudan is one of the world's youngest countries yet its short history has been a traumatic one. FARM STEW was invited to South Sudan by local church leaders who learned of the recipe of abundant life. One of them declared that this recipe could be a solution to the problems faced by Africans in general. After prayerful consideration, and the generosity of many, we launched a team in the beloved republic of South Sudan in January 2019.

The Challenges

South Sudanese face many challenges: 

  • Almost 59 percent of the population is experiencing severe food insecurity.
  • 84%of the women are illiterate and
  • more than one million children acutely malnourished.

Despite a recent peace agreement, years of conflict have devastated South Sudan’s economy. High inflation has made many basic food stuffs too expensive for many families, exacerbating malnutrition levels among children.

What We're Doing

The FARM STEW recipe offers hope by:

  •  Investing in a team of local people
  • Equipping families with tools and seeds for sustainable gardens
  • Teaching how to obtain a locally available healthy diet
  • Providing Uganda's best non-GMO seed for kitchen gardens
  • Encouraging locals to follow basic sanitary practices and developing enterprises 
  • Supplying sanitary pads for girls, preventing dropouts and shame
Our Projects

In 

South Sudan

The following projects are how we teach our eight ingredients to locals. Learn more about how you can get involved.

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Family Gardens
To enable rural families to be self-sustaining and provide an opportunity for business, we supply the initial seeds and tools needed to begin a garden. They do the rest with the help of our FARM STEW trainers!
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Training
Our FARM STEW trainers emphasize the principles of each of our eight ingredients in the classes we teach. Hands-on practical activities make the lessons come alive and help participants thrive!

What We're Doing

Teaching Best Health Practices & Biblical Values

We use our eight ingredients to help impact the lives of rural farm families in Uganda, with hands-on training in their villages

F
Farming
Faithfulness to principles revealed in God’s word & observed in nature
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Attitude
Choice to live God's way, to be disciplined and to have a positive outlook
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Rest
Nightly and weekly for our bodies and also allowing the soil to rest
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M
Meals
Plant-based, whole foods diet using mostly what the family can  grow themselves
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S
Sanitation
In our bodies, with a focus on women, with our food and around our homes
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T
Temperance
Moderation in good things, abstaining from things that are harmful
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Enterprise
Providing opportunity, addressing gender, to pursue sustainability
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W
Water
Fresh, detoxifying & in abundance for grains, legumes, & for our bodies
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South Sudan

The Team

These are the people bringing the FARM STEW message to this area.

Akop Okia Aldony
Coordinator - Field Based
Ben
Field Trainer
Caesar
Field Trainer
David
Field Trainer
Doreen
Regional Team Leader
Akop is a hard worker and a proud father! He was a refugee as a young boy and worked in a stone quarry to earn his own school fees. That persistent spirit and drive to succeed led him to become a teacher. He is now our field leader and he can rally the team with that same undying spirit of commitment to do what is right for other children and families in need.
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Akop Okia Aldony
Coordinator - Field Based
Ben is a passionate public health officer who has fought cholera and other infectious diseases with the best of them. He is pleased to be sharing the recipe of abundant life with his people in South Sudan.
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Ben
Field Trainer
Caesar is a nurse who wants to use his knowledge to be a blessing to children and families.
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Ceasar
Field Trainer
David is a dad who likes to surprise his kids with special gifts. He says he is the father of three, although one is still in the womb! He's also a farmer who donated one of his four acres to the church so they would have a place to build. He's still happy about that decision years later. He's excited to share what he knows with others, hoping to increase the yields of other farmers around him through FARM STEW. He values his work because he knows hardship, having been a refugee at age 12. He sees hope growing in South Sudan along with the other crops FARM STEW is cultivating.
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David
Field Trainer
Doreen loves her people and the work of reaching them with skills of FARM STEW. She's a skilled teacher of nutrition, agriculture, and health. She's served as a women's ministries coordinator and a family life coordinator! She's also a mother and loves her girls!
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Doreen
Regional Team Leader
FARMING
ATTITUDE
REST
MEALS
SANITATION
TEMPERANCE
ENTERPRISE
WATER