A young girl growing up in South Sudan was very difficult. Aluel was 1 of 8 children to farming parents. Her parents farmed to feed her large family and sold whatever was leftover to make a little bit of money to buy supplies to plant the next crop. There was never enough food to eat and the likelihood of being married while she was still a child herself was a high possibility, as a lot of Sudanese families rely on dowries to survive.
We are honoured to be on the ancestral lands of the traditional custodians of this area, the Giabul, and Jarowair peoples. In keeping with CatholicCare’s spirit of reconciliation and respect, we understand that these groups have occupied and cared for this land over countless generations and we celebrate the continuing contribution of these communities to the life of this region. We also recognize and respect those emerging leaders who now claim Australia as their new home.