Bojor, Yei River State, South Sudan
Tabu Betty is 23 with three children. Betty is a resident of Mahad Community who moved to Bojor residential area to access clean water and provide education for her children. Tabu Betty had her own business before the crisis emerged, but she lost all her assets when during the insecurity. Along with her children, she fled to Uganda to seek refuge in July of 2016. When she learned that peace had returned to the area, she returned to South Sudan in December of 2018. She could not go home to her village though because there was no clean water, firewood for cooking, food, radio access for information or proper education for her children. Betty was welcomed by extended family members to Bojor Community, but accessing clean water remained an issue. With a large population of 99 family heads, the well was overcrowded and fell into disrepair. Along with other community members, Betty chose to access water from distant boreholes which proved to be tiresome and insufficient as she did not have the means to gather as many jerry cans full of water as she needed for her family. Although the struggle for water was difficult, it did not compare to the difficulties with scarcity she faced while in the refugee camp.
On behalf of Tabu Betty,
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.