Clean water arrived finally-said a beneficiary
We wish you a happy new year 2013!
Thanks for your recent generous gift to Give a Village Drinking Water in South Sudan project. Your committed to help the needy to get out of poverty is really appreciated by our trustees and those will benefit most – the children!
Water is crucial to sustain people live in Omilling! Water is everything! Water is power! Water is medicine! These quotations came from beneficiaries in Onura.
The budget goal is reached and we are in the final stages to wrap up this project. We have approached three Water companies to figure out how much it costs to drill water well, and then make a decision. We will report soon after the final phase is implemented.
The beneficiaries in Onura are very happy for the two Water Hand-pumps well you gave Onura. Women said – your help is life time because they will not trek 10km to and 10km to collect water from dirty pond for drinking! Girls said – this is the chance to be at school and study for the future! – Our Moms cannot now pull us out of classrooms to fetch water! We are liberated for life!
While our communities had just started to adjust from the shocks and devastation of prolonged civil war, they were yet met by airstrikes and ground assaults launched against South Sudan in the bordering states by Sudan armed forces and militant allies. This brought more unnecessary displacement, vulnerability, anguish and human suffering.
Life in the South Sudan – Sudan bordering states became unbearable as cost of living steadily skyrocketed. While two nations have signed a deal to promote peaceful coexistence, the impact of recent conflict include Abyei has caused humanitarian needs to the affected people.
We therefore, request our partners to continue their support to Hope Ofiriha and more importantly to the needy and vulnerable groups in the communities. We look forward to working with all of you in 2013.
May I take this opportunity to wish our donors and partners a very happy, peaceful and prosperous New Year 2013!