Awutwut Community, Warrap State, South Sudan

“My name is Asunta Achol Deng. I am a 23-year-old mother of one kid. I reside in Mayom village, a sub-village of the Awutwut area. This well of Awutwut with GPS coordinates of 8.604392 and 28.599077 stopped releasing water for an unknown reason. We told the head of the water committee to inform the well technicians to come and diagnose this technical issue of the well. The technicians were informed on the second day and arrived on the third day. They disassembled the well and learned that some pipes and rods had fallen into the well. They removed some pipes and rods; meanwhile, other pipes, rods, and the cylinder were neither seen nor heard falling into the well. The entire community of Awutwut was surprised by this issue and worried that the well would never work, but luckily, WESI technicians assured the community to remain calm. They came up with their working equipment, which they described as fishing tools to fish parts that were missing. Just after seven minutes of their operation, the mission of bringing out the missing parts was successful, and the well was assembled and fixed, which made it possible to pump more water than ever before. Fifty-seven households sharing this well were briefed to be aware of monthly contributions for further clearances that will encourage technicians to join hands with the Awutwut community and maintenance of the well to fill the gap for lack of clean drinking water.”

Asunta Achol Deng, Community Member.

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.