In our world today, orphans are the most vulnerable to human trafficking & oppression. We’re on a mission to change that.
Make Way Partners is committed to prevent and combat human trafficking and all forms of modern-day oppression through education and mobilization. To do so, we partner with a strong network of indigenous directors, local staff, & global sojourners who are passionate about raising up a new generation of peacemakers in warzones and lawless lands. Prevention is the key to break the cycle of human trafficking and modern-day oppression by providing sustainable investments throughout communities. Through the only indigenously led anti-trafficking network spanning Sudan and South Sudan, we protect thousands of orphans and women.
Ibala is one of the estimated 4 million unadotable orphans in Sudan and South Sudan. At a very young age he was left to fend for himself and with no protection was at high risk to being trafficked. Today, due to partnerships, like yours, Hope is possible for his young life.
Our passionate indigenous leaders seek out the most vulnerable in their communities. They scan the countrysides, taking in outcast children regardless of their ethnicity. Word of our staff’s blind love for children, spread across the tribal borders, and locals in Ibala’s village soon learned of people who would even receive children from competing tribes. They sent word to our indigenous leadership.
By the time our staff traveled the many kilometers to Ibala’s village, Ibala was found asleep on the ground. His tiny legs were too weak for walking. Beer brewed by local businessmen from USAID-dropped sorghum was the only nourishment Ibala had known since his mother died weeks earlier.
Our staff member cradled this infant-sized five year old into the nook of his arms and carried him down the mountain to his new home: Hope For South Sudan. For the first few days, Ibala could not hold down any food, and his survival was touch and go. Our Faith, Hope and Love Medical Network worked diligently to provide the life saving care he would need.
In the meantime, we learned of Masmino, Ibala’s older brother, and went on yet another relentless search. Soon Masimo was found in similar circumstances too and the brothers were united. The brothers laughed and cried to be with each other again.
Thanks to years of consistent love and care—made possible through your donations, and delivered by our fabulous indigenous staff—Masmino and Ibala are thriving! They are both healthy and happy, especially to be together. What marvelous gifts of God brought through partnership!
Here’s a life in the day at Hope For South Sudan:
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Kimberly Smith Highland