South Sudan

Initial optimism surrounding the 2011 independence from Sudan was dashed when the youngest country in the world was plagued by more violence. With around 72% of the population under the age of 30, unemployment and food insecurity are SPARK’s main focus areas in South Sudan. We work to ensure youth make use of the rich, arable land and plentiful fish resources by boosting their entrepreneurship skills. Vulnerable young people, particularly women, are supported to grow their agri-businesses from subsistence to commercial farming, which can contribute to food security and economic recovery of the country.

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Opening pathways to employment

  • 2,974
    Youth Trained
  • 517
    Loans for Entrepreneurs
  • 758
    Businesses Created
  • 768
    Jobs Created