It starts with a simple green box

It starts with a simple green box

It starts with a simple green box. DONATE And it’s making a deep impact when they need it most. Watch this video to see our savings program in action! Each story of hope starts with a simple green box. Your support provides the tools they need to improve their...
Lemonade and Headbands for South Sudan

Lemonade and Headbands for South Sudan

< return to blog When Anna Lee was 7 just  years old, her grandmother taught her how to sew. She had heard about women in South Sudan who were also seamstresses and who needed a sewing machine to start a business to make money to care for their children. So she...
Myth #2 – There’s a Permanent Solution

Myth #2 – There’s a Permanent Solution

< return to blog South Sudan’s refugee crises is now the fastest growing refugee crisis in the world.  So we’ve pivoted to bring the same empowerment to the South Sudanese in a new environment. But first, we’re unpacking 3 Myths About...
Myth #1 – Refugee = Emergency

Myth #1 – Refugee = Emergency

< return to blog We’ve experienced the tragic impact of displacement first hand as the South Sudanese, the people we’ve served for the last eight years, have been forced from their homes due to renewed war.  As the war has escalated over the last...
Three Myths about Refugees

Three Myths about Refugees

< return to blog The market was bustling and the sun was shining overhead when Selena Konga came to receive her first loan—the very first Seed Effect microloan. It was November 2009, almost five years after the Comprehensive Peace Agreement had been signed, marking...
War, Refugees, and a New Location

War, Refugees, and a New Location

< return to blog We often say that South Sudan is a hard place to work and 2016 proved to be the most difficult year yet. A failed peace agreement in July gave way to deep instability as war and violence spread throughout the country. Annual inflation soared to...