How do you benefit?
Many in the United States and other Developed Countries stand to benefit from personal and corporate involvement in developing South Sudan. As a community, we can improve our own understanding of our place in the world when we actively engage with other ethnic and culturally diverse communities across the globe.
In addition, we know that the African continent is an area that is receiving increased international attention. More specifically, the incredibly rich oil and mineral deposits in Sudan and South Sudan suggest that the country may play an increasingly important role in the world economy. Within the past few years, since the comprehensive peace agreement in Sudan, the country has built oil drilling, refining and export capacity with approximately 70% of the exports sold to China.
Development of stable social and political systems is tied to economic development and stable systems of governance. As the sole world superpower, the United States plays an important international role to assist in the development of stable and effective forms of governance. Instability leads to significant negative consequences as unstable governments export tyranny and instability around the globe. South Sudan, to date, does not have an effective model of governance that assures stability. Since the vote for independence from Sudan (2011); it is very likely the South Sudanese system of governance will need effective models for stable community development and governance. The rapid deterioration of the Government in South Sudan resulting in the outbreak of civil war in December 2013 is clear evidence of the need to nurture this fledgling democracy.
Our efforts to improve the micro-economy and community governance in Arilo Center South Sudan helps create stable governance and can be instructive to other communities in Sudan for growth and development.
Finally, we hope to address prevention of basic human illnesses, particularly viral illnesses in Sudan. Prevention can have global effects. Typhoid, Yellow Fever, Malaria, AIDS/HIV, and Polio are common in Sudan (particularly rural areas). These types of viruses know no national boundaries – just like Ebola knows no national boundaries. Until such diseases are eradicated and contained, the threat of global spread of disease remains a possibility.