Water & Environment

Because water is essential for life, access to clean water is a basic human right. With limited water infrastructure in South Sudan, 45% have no access to improved source of drinking water especially in rural areas with compounding ramifications resulting in poor health. STO strives to address water challenges through community-based water supply programs focusing on community education and sensitization, …

Agribusiness & Economic Empowerment

Poverty is not only a result, but also a cause of adverse human deprivation. With South Sudan extreme poverty rate estimated at 65.9% (2015), more than 50% of young people underemployed or unemployed, and only 12% of the workforce in formal employment (2016), STO seeks to foster self-employment, self-reliance, and economic empowerment of communities through home-grown poverty eradication strategies. This …

Food Security, Livelihood & Nutrition

Inspired by the agriculture potential of Western Equatoria (popularly known as the breadbasket of South Sudan), STO has, since inception, viewed agriculture as the engine of growth and sustainable development; and has therefore focused considerable energy on working with partners (local farmer groups, NGOs, government stakeholders) in the food security and livelihood sector. STO has built its agriculture portfolio in …