This Is Your Story

My name is Santo Koch Maraak. I was born in 1978. I have three brothers and one sister. My parents were cattle keepers and farmers. We were living beautiful life without any problems in Sudan…

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About This Project

This web site allows lost boys to search through our database of interviews that were performed in the 1980 by field workers as 20,000 orphaned children crossed the border from Sudan to Ethiopia .

Project History

This project has literally been in deveopment for almost 30 years, from the time of the original interviews until the current iteration of this web site.

Lost Boys History

The "Lost Boys of Sudan" are war ophans originating Southern Sudan in Africa during the longest running civil war in the mid 1980s...

Lost Boys Center For Leadership Development

The Arizona Lost Boys Center was established in 2002 with the goal of prividing assistance and help for Sudanese Lost Boys all over the country...

Supporting This Project

This project is run entirely on donations by volunteers. The small processing/shipping fee that that is charged when ordering documents is to cover production costs...

Search The Database

Start here to initiate a search of our database. You will be able to search by name, and filter results based on a number of factors. Once you think that you have found your record you will ahve the opportunity to order it online and have a hard copy mailed to you.

We do not provide digital copies or PDF files of the records for security/privacy reasons.

Updating The Information

Each order/record in the database has a unique id number. Referencing this id number will allow us in the near future to offer the ability to update your records in the database either via email or by recorded message called in to a special telephone number. We will post updates on this feature in the news area.

Reconnecting With Their Past

Pictures of some of the Lost Boys of Sudan searching the raw database on laptops at a conference in San Diego in 2009.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact us. Please keep in mind that since we are an all volunteer organization it may take a few days to get back to you.


P.O. Box 5293, Peoria, AZ 85385, USA

Phone Number

+1 602-262-2300