Dear Global Giving donors,
Greetings from Rochester, NY. Our president and founder Salva Dut has returned for a brief trip to the US to attend to various business matters, so we can share some details of this year's drilling season, which is coming to a close.
Water for Sudan, Inc. has drilled 21 wells so far this year. We are very pleased to have done so well in an uncertain time. Salva and his crew were able to drill before the January referendum, and then needed to stop for a few weeks as they watched the situation unfold. Happily the referendum passed easily. It took a few weeks for Salva to know for sure that it would be safe for the crew to resume drilling.
As Salva attends to business in the US the crew in Sudan will continue drilling through the end of the dry season in May.
Our "Global Giving " well is almost fully funded! So far we have raised $13,528 toward the full cost of a well-- $15,000. We are now only $1,472 away from completing this project.
Many thanks for your help in bringing fresh clean water to the people of South Sudan.
Interested in learning more about WFS founder and former "Lost Boy" Salva Dut? You might be interested in Newbery award-winning author Linda Sue Park's new book, "A Long Walk to Water." The book is aimed at middle school aged readers but is certainly a worthwhile read for adults too. Here is an interview with Linda Sue and Salva http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkxkisRUmMM
Many thanks for your support.