South Sudan holds the key to solving its hunger crisis. The Rainmaker Enterprise uses solar technology to allow high-value foods to be locally grown, all year round. South Sudan is at a crossroads, and we have a collective responsibility to work together to build the future.
Six million people in South Sudan are severely food insecure, and the situation will deteriorate in 2018.
Life saving assistance has reached millions this year in South Sudan, but the number of people who are severely food insecure more than doubles the number at the same time last year, and the situation is projected to deteriorate.
Food insecurity doesn’t just mean food shortages. It means protracted conflict over scarce resources, families fleeing their homes, skyrocketing prices and economic stagnation in a region with vast potential. The lack of a reliable water supply is at the core of this problem.
The need to invest in sustainable agriculture has never been greater.
By providing South Sudanese communities with reliable water infrastructure, through solar-powered groundwater pumps, the Rainmaker Enterprise works to combat food insecurity, mitigate conflict over basic resources, and foster economic empowerment.
The solutions we deliver must be holistic. People must be equipped with the infrastructure, support, and tools to rebuild farms they can depend on. We’re committed to achieving zero hunger and zero poverty in the long-term, allowing people and communities to flourish with the security this provides.
Born into war-torn southern Sudan in 1990, James Thuch Madhier has endured unbelievable struggles: famine, war, forced displacement and poverty. In 2005, James fled southern Sudan, overcoming immense challenges to pursue his education. Resilience has defined James’ story, and resilience is what he sees in the people of South Sudan. James sees talent as universal, and access to opportunity as the differentiating factor for mankind. James has committed his life to building lasting solutions to poverty and food insecurity, tapping into the power of clean energy. In a world where nearly 20 people are forced to flee their homes every minute, addressing systemic causes is crucial. Stand with James in his mission to make migration a choice, not a last resort.
Dignity is a basic human right. Central to dignity is adequate access to nutritious food, water, and the agency to provide these things for oneself. We envision a South Sudan where everyone lives without fear, and is empowered to achieve security and stability with dignity. We envision a future of zero hunger and zero poverty in South Sudan.
We aim to empower communities in South Sudan to engage in year-round sustainable agriculture in order to address extreme food insecurity, communal conflict and environmental degradation. By fostering sustainable and scalable infrastructure development, we mobilize local resources to support livelihoods and the achievement of security. The Rainmaker Enterprise installs solar-powered groundwater pumps that power irrigated farmland to allow farmers and pastoralists to flourish.
Seek Empowering Solutions
Food aid meets only immediate needs, and only the needs of some. It is not a sustainable solution. Our solution brings the infrastructure and opportunity for populations to grow in their communities - immediately and in the long-term. The agency to provide for oneself is a basic human right.. With the power of clean technologies, we provide this agency.
Build for the Future
Rainmaker’s technologies, sourced within the region, are relatively low-cost, efficient, environmentally sustainable and built to last, with high impact for the populations we serve.
We have an intimate knowledge of the region we work in - in fact, it’s our founder’s home. Our community-driven approach uniquely understands the social, cultural, and economic character of South Sudan. Complex challenges require multifaceted solutions, making community involvement central.
Leave No-one Behind
Marginalized populations - women, children, the elderly, the sick and disabled - are especially hard hit by food insecurity and lack of access to water. In boosting local food production and bringing clean water closer to communities, we are focused on the needs of the most vulnerable.
The Rainmaker Enterprise brings together a group of experienced global leaders, technical minds and young visionaries, all united by a single vision. Our team draws from experience in policy, engineering, development economics, and non-profit management, and of course, an intimate knowledge of the region we serve.