Learn about CARDO

Who We Are !

Community Aid for Relief and Development Organization-CARDO is a non-profitable, non-political and non-sectarian humanitarian and development organization dedicated to working with youth, elderly, women, children in the community to reach their full potential, we are aiming at empowering communities to be free from poverty and violence through various programs that have a positive impact and sustainable solution to community concerns.

CARDO is one of the leading non-profitable and non-state actors in providing training in leadership development, peacebuilding, good governance, and conflict mitigation, Protection, and community transformation in collaboration with other stakeholders. CARDO was initiated in October 2016 and officially registered on 13th January 2017, the organization seeks to cover Wau state and South Sudan at large per chances of extension and availability of funds.


Empowerment of communities with skills and knowledge that will enable them to adequately, efficiently, and sustainably advocate for peaceful co-existence in a free community out of poverty and violence and to achieve human development


A sustainable community that networks to achieve peace and human development to a free community without poverty and violence  

Our Motto

Community Against Poverty and Violence

Our statement on Accountability
CARDO believes that citizens have a right to hold governments and institutions accountable, to expect them to respect their rights and do what they say they will do. Likewise, we believe that non-governmental organizations should be accountable to the communities in which they work, to partner organizations, and to those from whom they receive support. Lastly, we believed that our programmatic interventions must be guided by the principle of God-fearing, for he knows our actions throughout.

Respect of Diversity

Community Aid for Relief and Development Organization- South Sudan is not a religious, political, or commercial organization; We are committed to providing humanitarian, early recovery, community resilience building and strengthening, and development support to all communities irrespective of religion, gender, creed, political affiliation, tribe, etc.

Our History
CARDO is one of the nation’s leading national humanitarian organizations, committed to helping families amongst the most vulnerable communities improve their lives and achieve lasting victories over poverty and violence. Founded in 2017 to provide relief to survivors of the civil conflict which the young nation flanged itself into in December 2013, CARDO quickly became a tested and trusted vehicle for the compassion and generosity of hundreds of thousands through its key role in finding sustainable peace and community resilience building and strengthening mostly in Bahr el Ghazal Region.

Our Competence
CARDO tackles underlying causes of poverty and violence so that people not only become self-sufficient but also more resilient to future shocks, trends, and seasonality patterns. Recognizing that women and children suffer disproportionately from poverty, CARDO places special emphasis on working with women, youth, and children (girls and boys) to create permanent social change. Women and youth are at the heart of CARDO’s community-based efforts to improve general protection, increased productivity, build community resilience, basic education, prevent the spread of HIV, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity and protect natural resources. CARDO also delivers emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, and helps people rebuild their lives as per our motto: “communities against poverty and violence”.