Hope Agency For Relief and Development         ..............Together we can bring about change in the lives of the beautiful people of South Sudan one payam at a time!

 HARD is an Indigenous Sudanese NGO formed in 1995 at the height of civil war to serve the communities in the larger Bahr el Ghazal region of Southern Sudan. HARD originally delivered humanitarian support to the communities but has systematically increased its capacity and is currently implementing a number of recovery and long-term development programmes. In 2009, the organisation unveiled a strategic plan for 2010-2014 that identified food security and education as the main programmes for the intervention

HARD’s vision statement.

An empowered South Sudan community operating to its full potential in all aspects of human life in just, fair and equitable society


HARD’s mission statement.

To facilitate the communities to become self-sufficient and self-reliant by contributing to agricultural production and access to education, health and sustainable development

Core Values

  •    We are committed to the poor and the vulnerable, to relieving their suffering and promoting transformation to the conditions of life
  •   We value and respect all our stakeholders and collaborate and network with other organizations.  We act in ways that respect the dignity, spirituality, uniqueness and intrinsic worth of every person.
  •  We work with the vulnerable as active participants emphasizing equality, impartiality and non-discrimination.
  •   We believe in professionalism, sustainability of our resources and the environment, transparency and accountability in our work. 







"Success is not about how much money you make,its about the difference you make in peoples Lives""...Michelle Obama.-Beautiful 

About Us

HARD is a membership organisation whose members are drawn from the local communities in Western and Northern Bahr el Ghazal states of Southern Sudan. The members through the general assembly elect their representatives to the board of trustees. Currently HARD has a board of trustees consisting of five members; one woman and four men. The board meets at least twice in year and also when circumstances demand. The board of trustees appoint the Executive Director who is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the organisation. The Executive Director is mandated by the board to appoint other staff of the organisation. The day to day management of the organisation is overseen by the Executive Director and the Management Committee. The Management committee consists of departmental heads and the Executive Director. Field staff who do the actual implementation of the activities are present in all the locations where HARD operates.

Geographical operational areas

Currently, HARD have active on-going projects in the following locations:

Western Bahr el Ghazal state: Kuajina, Bessilia, Bazia Payam, Udici and Marial Wau Payams and Mangayat Payam in Raga County

Northern Bahr el Ghazal State: Aweil Centre County, Barmayen, Arroyo and Awoda Payams.

Our Work

HARD’s interventions are in the thematic areas of Food Security and Livelihoods, Basic Education, Emergency Support, peace building, HIV and AIDS and adult literacy programme


Join Us

Whether you are a lifetime advocate or new to our cause, we invite you to join us. We welcome new ideas and value enthusiasm from members and volunteers, new and old.



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