In the world’s newest nation, violence against girls goes unchecked. Gender-based violence will claim many of their lives. Nearly forty percent of them are married before the age of eighteen. Education is sparse and nutrition is difficult to obtain. Female genital mutilation is a common practice.
While helping to frame the future of South Sudan, African church leaders have asked us to work with them to build a better world for women and girls.
Through Transformation Groups of 12-20, women learn of God’s love, develop job skills, administer a savings and lending pool, and support each other to succeed in businesses. She Is Safe Transformation Groups help to create role models of industry and dignity, and their daughters have a better future in store. Learn more.
Their daughters will be nourished, educated and free from the agonies of child marriage. At the center of these Transformation Groups is Christ, who is the greatest hope for this new nation.
“I used to say I do not have money to save, but with encouragement from the TG team, I started with one pound every day for six days…later I borrowed money and started a vegetable table in the market. Now I am progressing well.
“I have also learned to forgive. My husband used to abuse me and we argued a lot, but then he left to marry other wives. When he comes back, we still argue, but I am learning to forgive him. Because Jesus forgave me, I must forgive my husband.” – Christina