Lou Nuer Community
Justice and Equality is the
Piority of the Lou Nuer'
The Lou Nuer Community is a (501 c 3) government registered non profit organization found in 1992 by the first (24) Lou immigrants in the United States of America. Lou community is one of the Sudanese local communities with its members entirely consist of people from three GOSS established counties, of Akobo, Nyirol, and Uror in Jonglei State Southern Sudan. Lou Nuer Community like any other non-profit organizations is to promote the social life, peace, unity, education, and cultural development to Lou people both Diaspora and in Southern Sudan. This Community provides supports to Lou nuer and various Sudanese people worldwide by collecting contributions from committed members in the U.S, Canada, Australia and Africa to respond to emergency situations, such as, death, sickness and other unmentioned situations in the Diaspora, refugee camps and in South Sudan. The community responded to more than 37 emergencies since its establishment.
Mission Statement: The primary mission of Lou Nuer Community are as followed:1. To unify its members entirely from the US, Canada, Australia and Africa under one unity (Lou Nuer).2. To protect the welfare and the liberty of Lou Nuer society entirely world wide 3. To promote the peace and social developments including the construction of health care, education centers and all other developmental issues in Lou Nuer and South Sudan at large.
Lou Nuer location : (LOU) is a land occupied by people known as Lou Nuer. It is geographically located in the Heartland of Upper Nile region in the center of Nuer Society toward East of Jonglei State in South Sudan, on the horn of Africa. Lou Nuer section is bordered with other Nuer sections and various Sudanese tribes in the South. It bordered with Nuer Gawaar of Ayod from the West, Dinka Bor from the Southwest, Murle from the South, Anyuak from the East, Jikany Nuer from the Northeast, Dinka Ngok and Luach from the Northwest
Lou Nuer is one of the largest sections in the Nuer society with population of proximately 1.5 million persons inhabited the area known as Bieh State. Bieh is a name originated from the emerging days of Ngundeng Bong, the greatest prophet of Nuer people in Southern Soudan. Bieh in Nuer language means, the shrine or a holy place where all sections of Nuer tribe including none Nuers from all walk of life came periodically to warship Ngundeng Bong during the 18th century. Due to the war related and the natural causes of death, the population of Lou Nuer has slightly decreased; but yet, Lou Nuer still maintains the majority section in the Nuer society.
Finally, the founders of the Lou Nuer community Development International are to be honored by the entire community for starting such a great organization with bare hands and now, the community is being supported by more than 400 members in the United States of America, with an estimate of 250 members from Canada, about 110 members from Australia, and thousands of people in Africa. In October 2008, the community had successfully completed its very first rare mission by transporting a vulnerable member back to South Sudan.