At work providing clean water.
On a recent day, with temperatures near 115° Fahrenheit, the drilling crew of the Alaska Sudan Medical Project reached the water table at the village of Yedit. This village had never before had a source of clean drinking water. But after 7 days of drilling they were successful. From the earth below came a steady stream of clean, potable water. A miracle. As you can imagine the village celebrated. Life was changed forever.
But we at the Alaska Sudan Medical Project celebrated for another reason. This was the very first water well drilled by our all Southern Sudanese drilling team. Our Alaska Team! Until now every well we've drilled was under the supervision of an experienced driller from outside South Sudan. The new well at Yedit showed that our apprentice program has resulted in a group of experienced well drillers able to work when we are not in country.
Success on two fronts. Training Southern Sudanese in job skills and putting those skills to work providing clean water for their people.
Since November 2019 we have drilled four successful wells and one dry hole. We'll take those results. There are four new communities with acess to clean drinking water. And as we provide clean water we are also introducing agriclture into each community group. Our mission of providing "hope and health" for life in South Sudan, starts with clean water and is followed by food on the table. Small family farms.
Our training helps this become sustainable. Training as well drillers and training as farmers. Your donations help us do both. In a part of the world where very little help comes from abroad, your donations are making life saving and life changing differences. We are so grateful.
Our goal is to continue drilling during the rainy season with our Alaska Team drill crew. We hope to provide clean water for six more villages before years end. Each donation to this project will move us a step closer. Thank you for your support.
The Alaska Team!
Life changing and life saving water.