How it Works

What’s the Sister Effect and How Does it Work?

sis-ter ef·fect /sistər iˈfekt/ –  the transformation that occurs when people and communities share something of themselves to help positively impact female life in South Sudan only to find that life changed for these sisters – and in themselves…

learn.      care.      take action.      share.

As you look through this site, you’ll get a good idea of what female life is like if you lived in South Sudan.  You’ll better understand some basic needs of women and girls there, and you’ll learn ways that you can help come alongside this new nation.  So we think learning and knowing this story is a great first step!

The next thing in the sister effect journey is this: to care. Caring about women and children in South Sudan can be the beginning of life change for them – and in you.  That’s because caring often moves us to take action.

Taking action will be unique for everyone who joins us.  The way that you do your thing will look different than the way another sister (or brother) or sister team does their thing. 

For the sister who loves to run with friends, planning a 5K might be her thing to do.

Another group of sisters could make and sell jewelry or cupcakes…or host a themed university campus luncheon or dinner. Options are endless.

Once you’ve taken action, you can share what you’ve earned.  You can direct your offerings to share peace, give clean water, give better health, give economic opportunity.

Sister Effect focuses on these areas of need in South Sudan and you can donate your project or campaign earnings to an area or areas of your choice.

And it’s this unforeseen deep shift in you and in us that completes the sister effect.