Founder, The Roots  Project

Anyieth D’Awol, a native of South Sudan, was working as a human rights officer for the U.N. mission in Sudan in the late 2000s when she had what some of us would call a “light bulb moment” when she thought of a solution to teach people to care for themselves.  PBS reports that, “In 2009, D’Awol founded the Roots Project, which later became the Roots Project South Sudan once her country gained its independence from Sudan on July 9, 2011. The nonprofit, based in South Sudan’s capital Juba, brings together women of different tribes and communities to make and sell traditional crafts.”

To learn more about this extraordinary woman, read the full article at PBS

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