Mar 7, 2019

2018 - 2019 Drilling Season Update

Samud Village, Well Rehabbed this Season
Samud Village, Well Rehabbed this Season

Thank you for your continued support. Donors like you are transforming lives by providing clean water and hygiene education to people in South Sudan. Access to clean water saves women and children hours of walking each day allowing more children the opportunity to attend school and women the ability to establish small businesses. Since 2005, Water for South Sudan (WFSS) has installed 364 new wells, rehabbed 98 older wells and provided 290 hygiene education training programs.

The 2018-2019 drilling season is well underway. Our team began the season in October rehabbing older wells and providing hygiene education training to villagers. Field staff began drilling new wells in January 2019. To date this season, 47 older wells received upgraded cement platforms and 15 new wells have been drilled. Hygiene education is provided in each village bringing our season total to 62 training programs completed. 

This season, the team repaired an older well in the village of Sumut. Sunday is a young woman living in the village and spoke with our staff after work was completed. She spoke of the dangers of using water from a hand dug well, "We were at the point of getting waterborne diseases when we use water from unprotected source. Also, children are at the risk if the people in village use hand dug well, they may fall into the well."

Sunday shared how life has changed since WFSS drilled a well in her village, "WFSS has helped us with clean water. Life has improved due to water availability, we can get water and perform all the duties that we need to do with water. Our animals are also enjoying together with us since the well has been drilled."

Thank you to GlobalGiving and to you for contributing to this project. WFSS is 100 percent privately funded, receiving no revenue from either the US or South Sudanese governments. Without you, the WFSS team would not have the capacity to bring safe, clean water to people like Sunday and the people of the Sumut community. 

Hygiene Education Training Session
Hygiene Education Training Session
Kong Long Village Receives a New Well!
Kong Long Village Receives a New Well!
Mar 7, 2019

2018-19 Drilling Season Update

Rehabbed Well
Rehabbed Well

Thank you for your continued support. Donors like you are transforming lives by providing clean water and hygiene education to people in South Sudan. Access to clean water saves women and children hours of walking each day allowing more children the opportunity to attend school and women the ability to establish small businesses. Since 2005, Water for South Sudan (WFSS) has installed 364 new wells, rehabbed 98 older wells and provided 290 hygiene education training programs.

The 2018-2019 drilling season is well underway. Our team began the season in October rehabbing older wells and providing hygiene education training to villagers. Field staff began drilling new wells in January. To date this season, 47 older wells received upgraded cement platforms and 15 new wells have been drilled. Hygiene education is provided in each village bringing our season total to 62 training programs completed. 

This season, the team repaired an older well in the village of Sumut. Sunday is a young woman living in the village and spoke with our staff after work was completed. She spoke of the dangers of using water from a hand dug well, "We were at the point of getting waterborne diseases when we use water from unprotected source. Also, children are at the risk if the people in village use hand dug well, they may fall into the well."

Sunday shared how life has changed since WFSS drilled a well in her village, "WFSS has helped us with clean water. Life has improved due to water availability, we can get water and perform all the duties that we need to do with water. Our animals are also enjoying together with us since the well has been drilled."

Thank you to GlobalGiving and to you for contributing to this project. WFSS is 100 percent privately funded, receiving no revenue from either the US or South Sudanese governments. Without you, the WFSS team would not have the capacity to bring safe, clean water to people like Sunday and the people of the Sumut community. 

Girl at Community Well
Girl at Community Well
Dec 10, 2018

Start of 2019 Season Beginning Soon

Lojo Village, Well Rehabbed November 2018
Lojo Village, Well Rehabbed November 2018

Over the past 15 years, Water for South Sudan has drilled 350 wells, rehabilitation 83 older wells, provided hygiene education training to 239 villages, and for the first time, built a sustainable toilet facility. 

WFSS field staff is ready to kick off the 2019 drilling season this month. Our drilling, rehab, and hygiene teams are already hard at work preparing in the field. Our goals for 2019 are to drill up to 40 new wells, rehab up to 50 wells, and provide hygiene training in each village where we work, potentially 90 villages. 

In addition to drilling, WFSS is monitoring the Zogolona School sanitation project completed in 2018. Both students and teachers of the Zogolona School have been enjoying uninterrupted school days now that they have a toilet facility. During weekly evaluations, field staff notes the facility is in good condition and kept clean inside and out. The school hygiene team is maintaining hygiene activities at the school and ensuring water and soap are available for handwashing. Because of the facility, the school qualified for monthly food distribution from World Food Program.

Be sure to check out the Forbes article highlighting the story of our founder, Salva Dut. Thank you for supporting WFSS and helping to impact the lives of thousands of people in South Sudan. 

Loading trucks to begin season
Loading trucks to begin season
Hygiene education training session
Hygiene education training session
Zogolona School students
Zogolona School students

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