Ababa, Yei River State, South Sudan
“23 year old Mary Adut resides in Ababa residential area. She stayed in four miles Kaya road throughout the 2016 having to move because of insecurity. She delivered her only daughter during the crisis who is now two years old and living safely with Mary back home in Ababa. Mary said indeed, access to clean water was a huge problem to the community of Ababa. When the borehole handle broke, the community suffered seriously as they had to resort to drinking from an open water source far in the bush. During the dry season, the water dried up, but during the rainy season, the water source was contaminated causing people to suffer from diarrhoea, as a result of worms and typhoid. Coupled with struggles with malaria, the community suffered greatly. Another option for water was to drink from the artillery base, but it was restricted because civilians are not permitted to associate with the military base. Today is a joyous day for Mary because the community water well is restored and she’s very thankful for the supporters for helping.”
South Sudan partner
This project was undertaken as part of our campaign of projects that actively reduce carbon emissions. This project helped the community save their much needed wood which was previously being burnt daily to boil water. This project has also eliminated the many thousands of hours previously spent on walking to collect water.