Atongar Village, Warrap State, South Sudan

‘My name is Angelina Awien Madhieu, I am married to my dear husband, and we are currently having 2 kids who are all girls. I was just a housewife. I didn’t get a chance to look for a job when I got married. Hence, I realize that being a housewife who cooks or cultivates is not enough to make a living, so I willingly came to WESI training in order to transform my community and myself. I have now fixed Atongar well that had stopped four days ago. I was later informed by the headman that the water management committee members were displaced by the flood and were busy elsewhere seeking shelter, I, therefore, intervened with my coworker and discovered that some rods and Gi-pipes were poorly tied and got disconnected, which made the well to cease pumping water out, the whole village benefitting from this well was suffered in few days of taking dirty water from the pools, ponds as well as the flood water from the surrounding. The community around this village experienced continuous headaches and diarrhea, but no nearby clinic to cure them. They are now very happy to see their well being repaired. This means that the more they normally take clean water from the well, the more there will be no diseases related to dirty water in the community.’

Angelina Awien Madhieu, Well Mechanic

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.