The Hippos and the Cheetahs

The Ghanaian economist George Ayittey compares two generations of Africans in his TED talk – ‘the hippos’ and ‘the cheetahs’. According to Ayittey, the hippos represent the ruling elites in countries like South Sudan who are quite happy to perpetuate the status quo, relying on the steady flow of aid to prop up their lavish […]

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Success Stories from the Past Year

Categories: Agriculture, Bishop Gwynne College, Church Strengthening, Featured, Fundraising, Health, Microfinance, National Institute of Health Sciences, News, Trumpeters Sanitation.

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An Update from John Jal Deng

John Jal Deng is training in theology at George Whitefield College in Cape Town. He plans to return to South Sudan to be a pastor when he finishes in November.  According to John, preaching the light of the gospel in South Sudan will bring considerable change to a country ravaged by conflict and the suffering […]

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Trumpeters Update with Mary Ruben

South Sudan is the world’s fastest-growing and third largest refugee crisis. According to the UN, 1.9 million South Sudanese citizens are currently internally displaced persons (IDPs).  This means that they have had to flee their home (in this case due to conflict) but remain within their country’s borders.  This huge number of vulnerable people are […]

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God Brings Lasting Change

Have you ever wondered why AID is so committed to working with local churches? Development work in countries like South Sudan is already difficult enough – surely it would be easier to run various projects without trying to balance that with a commitment to working with local Christians?  After all, countless organisations that equip people […]

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Microfinance Profile: Rose and Stella

Here at AID, we like to post regular updates about some of our microfinance partners.  These are women who form groups, usually based in churches, and receive loans to start businesses.  The group provides encouragement, pastoral support and collateral for one another’s loans.  Since September 2017, Manna Microfinance has supported 198 women with starting their businesses.  Two of these are Rose Larimck and Stella Charli: […]

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Strength in Numbers

Diana Levi is a mother of two children who attends St. Monica Church in Juba.  Manna Microfinance visits local churches to encourage women to engage in small business for sustainable development. During one of these visits, Diana registered with a Manna Microfinance group and started up a business course with them for 8 weeks.  She […]

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‘Bear with each other and forgive one another’ – Colossians 3:13

In late 2013, President Salva Kiir of South Sudan accused his deputy Riek Machar of leading a coup.  Machar denied this and the disagreement ignited a prolonged conflict. Shortly afterwards in January 2014, the first ceasefire was agreed but the fighting quickly resumed.  This was followed by the ‘Compromise Peace Agreement’ in August 2015 but […]

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The Trumpeters Keep On Trumpeting

As we all know, germs are everywhere and they are easily spread through most everyday activities.  In East African culture though, this understanding of how infection spreads is less ingrained than in Western societies.  Many health issues are simply caused by a lack of hygiene understanding which can be addressed by the sharing of knowledge […]

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A Closer Look At Kenya

Kenya is a stunning country known worldwide for its incredible national parks, savannah landscapes and ‘Big Five’ wildlife population. At first glance, the country seems to have emerged from economic instability into relative prosperity (GDP per capita has nearly doubled in the past decade).  However, poverty still affects millions of people’s lives due to immense […]

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