Pure Joy Foundation is a non-profit organization that was established to practically demonstrate God’s love to the impoverished people of South Sudan. Pure Joy is providing aid and assistance specifically to the village of Pure (pronounced “Poo Ray”) which is in the Liwolo Piyam of the county of Kajo Keji. Our mission is to improve the lives and empower the people through self sustaining programs that provide clean water, improved healthcare and educational opportunities to the next generation of South Sudanese. The organization’s activities include:
- Assisting the people to obtain access to clean water by drilling clean water wells
- Supporting mobile health clinics to provide improved healthcare
- Assisting in the development of educational facilities for their children
- Providing solar lighting sources to improve the welfare of the people
- Empowering the local church by working through them to demonstrate God’s love to the community
After fighting for its freedom in a civil war that lasted over 25 years, South Sudan became the newest country in the world in July 2011. During the war, the people of South Sudan survived genocide and fighting that killed 20% of its population and displaced an additional 40% of its people. With peace accords signed and a relative peace in place, refugees are now returning and it is time to practically demonstrate God’s love by helping them rebuild their communities in a self sustaining manner.
Pure is located in the southernmost region of South Sudan and is several miles from the border with Uganda. It is extremely remote and its people are described by one senior government official as “the poorest of the poor” of South Sudan.
To date, Pure Joy Foundation has:
- Funded a borehole (clean water well) to be drilled on the site of the new primary school in Pure (Feb 2013)
- Supported mobile health clinics in Pure and introduced adjustable eyeglasses (www.eyejusters.com) to South Sudan
- Provided 200+ solar reading lights for the students of Pure (www.nokero.com)
Provided support and gifts for the children at St. Bartholomew’s Orphanage in Kajo Keji or go directly to Pure Joy Foundation’s Website.