Clean water for 400 school children in South Sudan

by Alaska Sudan Medical Project
Vetted
Dec 13, 2013

Transforming the lives of children.. and mothers.

Water flows for the first time in Wongmok
Water flows for the first time in Wongmok

With several functional wells now in Old Fangak, ASMP is expanding water operations to nearby communities. We have drilled 3 new water wells this season so far.... families are receiving clean water for the first time! 

Not only do these wells benefit students and children, it benefits the whole family, particularly women. Worldwide, women spend 152 million hours collecting water. More water wells in South Sudan is bringing water to closer to families, reducing the burden on women, and improving the health of their families. This decreased burden will also mean they can spend more time with their families, and give them opportunities to pursue livelihoods.

We see the results in Old Fangak: where women used to spend a half hour or more in line for water, now that is down to minutes. They do not have to walk as far. They are very thankful for this... and they tell this to our volunteers on the ground.

Our goal is to have two more water wells drilled by Christmas. With this gift, the people in these communities will celebrate.

Thank you for what you have done to make this possible!

Closer water wells reduce the burden on women
Closer water wells reduce the burden on women
Clean water builds immunity and health
Clean water builds immunity and health

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Alaska Sudan Medical Project

Location: Anchorage, ALASKA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.alaskasudan.org
Project Leader:
Jessica Curtis
Anchorage, AK United States

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