Sudan-Reach was founded in 2003 by a small but dynamic group of Sudanese women in the United States. It became the first organization of its kind in the U.S. – lead exclusively by women; volunteer-operated; and committed to affecting social change in all parts of Sudan. Our programs reached women and families across ethnic and regional divides. Due to rapid growth and heightened need, new programs were implemented in support of women’s education, direct aid services, self-sufficiency training, school restructuring, and clean water access.
With the economic downturn, budget restrictions compelled us to redefine our scope and mission. We reinvented ourselves in order to work in more targeted, direct, and purposeful ways. Our Boston-area office closed its doors, opting to make Khartoum our home-base. We feel this decision will greatly reduce overhead, simplify our work, and make us more impactful.
Today, Sudan-Reach remains gender-focused, truly grassroots, volunteer-run, and lead by a staff with a lifetime knowledge of local culture and norms.