Alight in action

in South Sudan


pregnant and lactating women instructed in Mother Infant Young Child Nutrition (MIYCN)guidelines  


children under 5 years treated for malnutrition


received gender-based violence support

Founding Year
Customers served
South Sudanese
Enterprise Director
Rajkumar Selwyndas

South Sudan has been plagued by ongoing political and ethnic conflicts since gaining independence in 2011. The cycles of insecurity have left more than 2 million people internally displaced, and as many have fled to neighboring countries. Withsocial structures torn apart and support systems taken away, women are oftenleft vulnerable. We are working to prevent in South Sudan through various community-based interventions, raising awarenessthrough case management and education campaigns.

  • 20 communal shelters housing 160 households built, with plans for 1,500 more
  • Skill-building and income opportunities for women
  • Transitional shelters in the town of Kajo-Keji for elderly and disabled people
  • Shelter construction and provision of essential non-food items in the city of Nasir and Longechuk County for elderly people, child-headedhouseholds, people with disabilities, and unaccompanied children
Kitchen gardens for families in South Sudan

The Alight team in South Sudan devised a plan to enhance both the diets and incomes of their customers. By providing kitchen garden training, the team educated participants on the significance of nutrient-rich gardens and the techniques for growing such food. They brought together groups of mothers eager to expand their gardening knowledge and now their gardens are thriving

Honoring the women who nourish diaspora communities

South Sudan Unite is an annual event where hundreds of diaspora members gather for a weekend of learning and celebration. Nyapal Chol and her sisters cooked tirelessly for 12 hours in preparation. They were awarded the Alight-sponsored Women Empowerment Grant by the Luol Deng Foundation, recognizing their contributions and the role of South Sudanese women in their communities

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