Build a well in Southern Sudan for 1500 people

by Water for South Sudan, Inc
$15,446 Raised
total goal
monthly donors
Water for Sudan will build a well with hand pump in Southern 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.


Each day hundreds of thousands of people in Southern Sudan drink unclean water they have spent hours walking to gather. For their very survival people are forced to drink from these contaminated waters and often become ill. What water is available to the mostly destitute people of Southern 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.


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.

Long-Term Impact

Water brings life to these villages. People can remain in their village year-round. Homes and schools can be built; markets spring up. Medical clinics can be established. Water for Sudan estimates each new well serves 1,000 - 1,500 more people.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

The need for water wells in Southern Sudan
Story of former "Lost Boy" Salva Dut
With a well, a village can then have a school
With a well, markets spring up

Organization Information

Water for South Sudan, Inc

Location: Rochester, New York - USA
Project Leader:
Lynn Malooly
Rochester, NY United States

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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