GEMS DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION
The foundation of inner-ēco has always been to serve others. inner-ēco was a mission first, and a company second, with a long history of helping people in South Sudan, the youngest country in the world.
In 2012, we began sponsoring the return of people who had been stolen by Sudan during South Sudan’s fight for independence, freeing over 10,000 slaves. Now, through our partnership with GEMS Development Foundation, two cents from every bottle of inner-ēco sold goes towards clean water, food security, healthcare, and education products for the people of South Sudan. To learn more please visit www.gemsdevelopment.org.
Many Faces. One Mission.
inner-ēco has worked to free people from slavery around the globe. We partnered with charities across Africa, North America, and South America to help liberate men, women, and children oppressed by hunger, poverty, disease, and abuse.
Name: Amath Bol Chol
Age: 18 years old
Amath was born and raised in slavery in the northern region of Sudan. She was forced to work from a young age with no pay and was badly beaten. One morning, she was able to escape with her young son under the disguise of a busy village market. Our partner charity escorted Amath and Ruskanit safely back to their native village where they have been recuperating with other refugees.
Name: Garang Mabuoch Akook
Age: 30 years old
Garang was captured from his village for his knowledge of caring for livestock. He spent many years forced to look after animals and live in squalor. Garang was finally returned to his native village and has been cultivating his life back home ever since.
Name: Adhel Diing Kuan
Age: 30 years old
Adhel was born in Khartoum, but moved to a small village in the Southern part of Sudan with her family at a young age. Adhel and seven other young girls from her village were captured and taken into slavery in a nearby village. She was beaten and used by the slave master for years until she was rescued by one of our partner charities. Your purchase of inner-ēco helped Adhel reunite with her family in 2019.
Empowering Hope, Cultivating Opportunity
GEMS Development Foundation is dedicated to helping the people of South Sudan by building life-saving medical facilities, clean water wells, and sustainable food sources.