Alaska Sudan Medical Project

With the vision of "building hope and health for life," the Alaska Sudan Medical Project has worked in a remote, impoverished region of South Sudan since 2008 to provide health, water, sanitation and agricultural systems to counter the injustice and chaos caused by the effects of 40 years of civil war between northern and southern Sudan. This remote region carries some of the worst and most alarming health statistics on the planet. In Jonglei State, South Sudan, where the Alaska Sudan Medical Project is working, children die needlessly of disease and malnutrition. The infant mortality rate is 1,700 deaths per 100,000 births. Nearly 20% of the people suffer from chronic hunger an...
Dec 13, 2013

Transforming the lives of children.. and mothers.

Water flows for the first time in Wongmok
Water flows for the first time in Wongmok

With several functional wells now in Old Fangak, ASMP is expanding water operations to nearby communities. We have drilled 3 new water wells this season so far.... families are receiving clean water for the first time! 

Not only do these wells benefit students and children, it benefits the whole family, particularly women. Worldwide, women spend 152 million hours collecting water. More water wells in South Sudan is bringing water to closer to families, reducing the burden on women, and improving the health of their families. This decreased burden will also mean they can spend more time with their families, and give them opportunities to pursue livelihoods.

We see the results in Old Fangak: where women used to spend a half hour or more in line for water, now that is down to minutes. They do not have to walk as far. They are very thankful for this... and they tell this to our volunteers on the ground.

Our goal is to have two more water wells drilled by Christmas. With this gift, the people in these communities will celebrate.

Thank you for what you have done to make this possible!

Closer water wells reduce the burden on women
Closer water wells reduce the burden on women
Clean water builds immunity and health
Clean water builds immunity and health

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Aug 29, 2013

Giving more kids and families clean water

William will get clean water at school AND home.
William will get clean water at school AND home.

We are gearing up to bring more clean water to Old Fangak this year. Volunteers are making travel plans. Supplies are getting purchased. The school is almost finished. Great things are happening, including our plans to drill three more water wells in South Sudan. These wells will serve outlying areas of Old Fangak- including families and children who have never had access to clean water.

Thanks to your donations, we completed the school's first water well this winter. We are not stopping there. An Alaska graduate student who completed her thesis on water use in Old Fangak concluded this: there are many more families who desperately need access to clean water. This includes school children who will have access to water at school, but not at home.

We want to give these students and their families clean water. With clean water, mothers will not have to rely on dirty river water for their families... giving them true hope for a successful, healthy future.

With the proper funding, we will begin drilling in November and complete at three new water wells to serve more than a thousand people.

We will leave this project “open” so that our GlobalGiving donors have the option of continuing to help bring life-saving clean water to South Sudan. Thank you for your continued support!

Kids test an ASMP hand pump
Kids test an ASMP hand pump
Students will return home to clean water
Students will return home to clean water

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May 30, 2013

More clean water and moving forward...

Kids testing a well
Kids testing a well

This winter brought more hope for the people of Old Fangak, South Sudan. While working alongside our Old Fangak apprentices and laborers, dedicated ASMP volunteers were able to bring TWO desperately needed water wells to the village. With clean water, mothers will not have to rely on dirty river water for their families. With less water-born diseases and diarrhea, kids will have hope for a healthy childhood.

But the greater promise is this: the local villagers are getting trained in the vital skills needed to begin drilling their OWN water wells… the true sustainable solution to the water needs of this impoverished regions.

 

Thanks to your donations, we have reached our funding goal for the project. However, we are not stopping here. We are in the middle of planning to go back this fall to drill more water wells in surrounding villages, and continue our important training program. With the proper funding, our goal is to begin drilling in November and complete at least three new water wells to serve more than a thousand people.

 

We will leave this project “open” so that our GlobalGiving donors have the option of continuing to help bring life-saving clean water to South Sudan. Thank you for your continued support!

Woman pumping at a new well
Woman pumping at a new well
ASMP volunteers, staff and apprentices
ASMP volunteers, staff and apprentices

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