We are travelling from South Dakota to South Sudan April/September 2017 on a mission to bring food/water supplies, school supplies, and lay the foundation for our main project: Ajuong Library Education Center. We have several fundraising campaigns for our project that are listed in our "Wish List" below; Brick Makers, Loader Truck, Water Well, Construction Materials and our Sponsor An Education Program. Our Art Series" The Lost Boys of Sudan is also available to support the project.
For further information see our Village Outreach page on the website and visit our website at: www.MarysProject.com

Please feel free to contact me anytime. My contact information may be found at the bottom of the page.
Peace and love!
Lisa Marie

We are a 501-c-3 Charitable Organization and International NGO with the Republic of South Sudan. All donations receive a tax receipt.

Drilling A Water Well - A Must for Clean Water, Sanitation and Construction. A Life Giving Human Right. We are working with Atem Garang Juowei, a Lost Boy of Sudan who is now a proud American citizen from Sioux Falls, SD, drill a water well and build a Library Education Center in the village of his birth.

Library Education Center Building Project and Village Outreach.
Upcoming Mission Trip: February - April 2017.

COST: $14,000.00 needed to drill one (1) water well.

Your charitable contribution and support is needed and greatly appreciated!For donation by mail and further inquiries please see contact information below.

Unite with us in this important outreach and development initiative, as we bring hope to the Lost Boys and to their families back in their native motherland. On our next upcoming trip to Paliau Village, South Sudan (January-May 2013) our goal is to drill the water well, purchase the loader truck, bring medical supplies, and lay the foundation for the library education center. Your help is needed to make this a reality! Individual project descriptions below.

MEET PALIAU VILLAGE - Pics from our Mission Trips.

United in a mission of solidarity, together we make this project possible. Donation information below. Mary's Project is a 501 (c) 3 Charitable Organization. All donations are tax deductible.

It is a MUST and life giving to drill a water well in Paliau Village at the upcoming construction site of the Library Education Center Building Project (January 2013 groundbreaking). The water well is vital for both clean water and sanitation for the villagers and to mix cement for the library construction project. It will serve two very important development initiatives. In 2008, an estimated 1.7 million people returned to their homes in Southern Sudan, according to a UN report, with numbers since rising to an estimated 2 million. Putting more strain on already strained resources, the people lack access to water and sanitation facilities. The floor plans for the Library Education Center include several bathroom facilities for future development. Research shows that clean water and soap reduces common disease by 80% and overall deaths by 40%. *We will use a drilling company from Kampala, Uganda and/or Nairobi, Kenya. Documentation on building/developmental details will be provided to all donors during the drilling process and once complete. For more information:








For donation by check or further inquiries:

Mary's Project
c/o Mission HOPE South Sudan
PO Box 708
Sioux Falls, SD 57101
*Checks made payable to: Mission HOPE South Sudan

Lisa Marie Johnson
Executive Director
(605) [phone redacted]
[email redacted]


On July 28, 2010 UN Resolution 64/292 declared clean water and sanitation a human right and acknowledged that "clean drinking water and sanitation are essential to the realization of all human rights. The Resolution calls upon States and international organizations to provide financial resources, help capacity-building and technology transfer to help countries, in particular developing countries, to provide safe, clean, accessible and affordable drinking water and sanitation for all.

Mary's Project - Mission HOPE South Sudan: Library Education Center Building Project. Working with Lost Boy of Sudan and our Building Construction Manager - Atem Garang Juowei - to bring "HOPE through Education and Development" to his village of birth, Paliau Village, South Sudan. Meet Atem: http://www.marysproject.com/mission-hope-south-sudan/south-sudan-project-manager.html
Please visit our website: www.MissionHOPESouthSudan.org
During the long Second Sudanese Civil War, 2.5 million lives were lost, schools and villages were burnt down and destroyed. Now that South Sudan is the new and free Republic of South Sudan, July 9, 2011, it is a time to unite with our brothers and sisters and bring HOPE through education and development.
ABOUT THE PROJECT: Ajuong Library Edcuation Center will serve all 5 Primary Schools in the Ajoung Community, Twic East County, Jonglei State. As a full functioning two-story Library for both school children and adults, the building will also serve as an Educational Center equipped with a computer room, educational DVD's, a wall projector, an arts and crafts room, and school supply resource center. Currently, their are no school supplies in the schools and the teachers use only a blackboard and chalk. The Library Education Center will serve the needs of the 5 primary schools.

See progress from first mission trip January 2012: http://www.marysproject.com/mission-hope-south-sudan/construction-progress.html

PROJECT MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: http://www.marysproject.com/mission-hope-south-sudan/media-highlights.html
For more info: Lisa Marie Johnson, CEO/Founder, Executive Director - (605) [phone redacted], e-mail: [email redacted] or visit www.MarysProject.com. Thank you!

SPONSOR AN EDUCATION Program: For a $5 or $10 gift we can achieve our goal!
$900.00needed to keep the 3 boys in school for the next 3 month semester: September 1, 2012 - November 31, 2012. Please help us keep the boys out of the refugee camp and in school. As we work to keep the boys in school at St. Gabriel's in Kenya, we have begun a process to bring them to the U.S. in hopes of educating them at O'Gorman H.S. They have spent most of their lives in the refugee camp since small children due to civil war in South Sudan and persecution of their faith.
Documentation from St. Gabriel's Boarding School for Mayen Garang Juowei:
If we are all able to just give $5 or $10 we can get this done and provide HOPE for a better future through education to the boys!
Click here to see our sponsors for the past 2 semesters:
Documentation for entering Kakuma Refugee Camp to visit the boys and begin the education process.

Unite with Mary's Project - Mission HOPE South Sudan and sponsor an education for only $300 a child per semester in Kenya, Africa. NEXT SEMESTER begins January 2015-March 2015.

We are currently working to help and sponsor three boys (brothers); Atem Garang Juowei (17), Mayen Garang Juowei (16), and Yol Garang Juowei (13).
During our 2[phone redacted] Christmas Mission HOPE South Sudan Trip, we were able to successfully take the boys out of Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya, Africa and enroll them in St. Gabriel's Boarding School, Nakuru, Kenya, to start their High School education in Secondary Grade 9. Please view attached video of our visit in the camp with the boys. Documentation for entering Kakuma Refugee Camp to visit the boys and begin the education process.
Atem and Manyan just completed 2 semesters; January 2012 - March 2012 and May 2012 - July 2012. They successfully passed their exams last week and have August off. The boys were forced to flee their home in South Sudan as young children to escape their country's civil war and seek refuge in Kenya. Our goal is to start an immigration process for the boys to the U.S. while keeping their education process moving forward in Africa.

Please unite with us and help give Atem, Mayen, and Yol an education and hope for a better future. Information below.
St. Gabriel's Mission Boarding School - Nakuru, Kenya

Tuition - $300.00/Semester per student
Annual Semester Breakdown - 3 Sessions:
January - March (Break for the month of April)
May - July (Break for the month of August)
September - November (Break for the month of December)

Sponsors Needed For The Next Semester. For More Information (605) [phone redacted] or www.MarysProject.com
September 2012 - November 2012
OPEN - $300 needed to Sponsor Atem Garang Juowei (17 yrs. old)
OPEN - $300 needed to Sponsor Mayen Garang Juowei (16 yrs. old)
OPEN - $300 needed to Sponsor Yol Garang Juowei (13 yrs. old)

For more info: Lisa Marie Johnson, Executive Director - (605) [phone redacted], e-mail: [email redacted] or visit www.MarysProject.com. Thank you!
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