Water for South Sudan, Inc. will build a well with hand pump in the new country of South Sudan to bring the first fresh, clean water to a village. Girls & women will no longer have to walk miles each day to get water they need.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Each day hundreds of thousands of people in South Sudan drink unclean water they have spent hours walking to gather. For their very survival they are forced to drink from these contaminated waters and often become ill. What water is available to the mostly destitute people of South Sudan is most often found in shallow wells or surface ponds, often many hours' walk from home villages. The water collected in these arduous journeys is often contaminated with parasites and cholera.
How will this project solve this problem?
Having fresh clean water every day eliminates many causes of disease. Not having to walk for miles each day allows more freedom for girls and women. Girls can often attend school. Women can create small gardens and cottage industries.
Potential Long Term Impact
Water brings life to these villages. People can remain in their villages year-round. Homes and schools can be built; markets spring up. Medical clinics can be established. Water for South Sudan, Inc. estimates each new well serves 1,000 - 1,500 people.
Total Funding Received to Date: $15,975
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $15,975 . The original project funding goal was $15,000.