Humanity's Promise Int'l
Mission and Values
Cause to Cents Impact
A Growing Year in Sudan
Our Approach to Farming
Apprentice Centre and Experimental Farm
Hope & Promise
Land Clearing History
Oluko Andrew Holt
South Sudan Volunteer Exec. Dir.
Oluku Holt is a community worker with proven experience in planning and coordinating programs. He is happily married to Vicky Onen and blessed with 6 children.
Oluku was born in Obbo village within Magwi County in 1968. This is the same area that HPI has undertaken to develop it’s agricultural based activities.
Oluku has been working for the National Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Commission South Sudan for the last 16 years. He has held various positions such as the Coordinator for Training, Special Needs Group and Release and Reintegration of Children Associated with Armed Forces and Groups (CAAFAG) in Kenya and South Sudan from 2005 to 2021.
Oluku has been serving Humanity’s Promise Int’l in South Sudan since 2015 as a Volunteer Executive Director.
LOCATION: South Sudan
Oluku Holt is a community worker with proven experience in planning and coordinating programs. Oluku has been serving Humanity’s Promise Int’l in South Sudan since 2015 as a Volunteer Executive Director.
Marie Muddle was born and raised in the 3 Hills area of central Alberta among a strong GOD focused community of rural people. Growing up on the family farm with her many siblings afforded Marie an opportunity to master many agricultural skills which she has utilized for most of her life. For more than 20 years Marie worked with The Adult Learning Centre providing a host of adult learning opportunities throughout the Kneehill County within which 3 Hills is located. Marie is the mother of an son and an adult daughter and currently is engaged within the Real Estate industry both as a Sales Rep and Property Management Services. Marie is new to the HPI where she will serve as the HPI Board Secretary and Social Media Coordinator.
Peter Didmos Olak Debong
In-Field Volunteer Manager.
Peter was born in the northern part of Uganda in 1969, one of 4 boys and 3 girls but raised in the Obbo area of South Sudan. This is the same area where HPI has established its experimental farm. Peter received his primary and secondary education in the general area with his advanced education taking place in Khartoum, the capital city of South Sudan. Peter also received extensive leadership development courses offered by Cambridge College in London, UK. Peter, having a heart for God and for the needy he continued his studies in Christian Lay Leadership in Khartoum, Sudan.
Peter has considerable NGO leadership experience having spent 13 years working for International NGO’s as well as for the United Nations in South Sudan. His primary passion is working with the many needy people who live in the area of his youth. Peter is the Volunteer HPI regional field representative working out of his home in the Obbo area. Peter oversees all of HPI’s efforts to establish a successful agriculture-based economy among his people.
Now residing in Juba and Obbo, Peter is married to Flora and they are raising 4 boys and 3 daughters.
Peter has considerable NGO leadership experience having spent 13 years working for International NGO’s as well as for the United Nations in South Sudan. His primary passion is working with the many needy people who live in the area of his youth. Peter is the Volunteer HPI regional field representative working out of his home in the Obbo area. Peter oversees all of HPI’s efforts to establish a successful agriculture- based economy among his people.
Volunteer Board Treasurer.
“I was born in Obbo, (Acholiland) within East Equatoria, South Sudan and was one of 4 girls and 3 boys born into a hardworking farming family. Although our farm was a 2 hour walk to and from elementary and high school, I consider myself very fortunate to have had access to a good education.
Shortly after finishing my schooling I left the area and eventually made my way to Canada in 1996. I am the mother of 5 children, all of whom are now self-sufficient. From the onset of my arrival in Canada I have advocated for the betterment of the South Sudanese people living in South Sudan and North America.
My current employment with the Calgary Food Bank is a direct result of my desire to help my people. I am an active member of The Obbo Community of North America and serve as the Assistant Project Manager responsible for fundraising activities within North America.
For the past 5 years I have served as the treasurer of HPI and have played an active advisory role with HPI'S farming activities in the Obbo region of South Sudan.”
Richard is a very gregarious, outgoing man always ready to help another in need. He was born in Calgary in 1963 but raised on a small mixed farm a 20 minute drive east of Calgary. Always an industrious and independent minded young man he established 2 paper routes while in secondary school. What was to become his lifelong professional career showed up fairly early in his life -- while in high school. Richard has worked within the construction industry for the past 30 + years where he has earned a reputation of being highly reliable, trustworthy, hardworking and a man of many skills. Richard and his wife Vanessa have been married for 33 years and have raised 2 grown children that they that great pride in. Both Richard and Vanessa are deeply engaged in Community Outreach programs of a spiritual nature and shall be bringing these gifts to the HPI Team and it's numerous programs.
John & Beverley Bossuyt
John and Beverley were both born and raised in rural Manitoba - Beverley within a large family of grain farmers and John within a large family of dairy farmers. Both John and Beverley share a number of similar values -- among these values, the understanding of cooperative teamwork. Both John and Beverley were fortunate to grow up in families where supporting your neighbour in their time of need, was part of everyday life. These 2 traits among others have prepared them well for their "Labor of Love". John and Beverley have been married for 53 years and have raised 3 fine daughters who in turn have blessed John and Beverley with 9 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Regarding Humanity's Promise Int'l, it is their hope that other's will join them in their quest to assist the S Sudanese people transition out of poverty via a modernized agricultural industry.