Bura, Yei River State, South Sudan
“Rose Night is 38 years old. Displaced from Kajokeji to Lujulo County during the 2016 civil war, Rose farms to provide for herself and her 6 children. She says that gaining access to clean water is a massive challenge for the people in Bura. There is no access to medication to treat water-borne disease, and people drink water from streams which are not clean. Traveling long distances to Yei for medical treatment is also risky and unsafe, particularly for women and their children. Rose added that the water well repair minimises water-borne disease in this community. Now that the borehole repair is complete, Rose firmly believes that people will return home and that the area will be populated once again. She would also love to see another borehole in the community of Bura. Rose would like to thank drop4drop for reaching this far to fix every borehole in Lujulo County. To the funding partners, she says: “Thank you for continuing to stand with us in horrible moments where access to clean water is a huge problem. You won a special place in the hearts of the women in South Sudan, particularly in Lujulo County.”
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.