Dar Salam 2, Yei River State, South Sudan
“I am a mother of 5 children. During the conflict, I moved to Lakuja in 2016 for safety, and thereafter, I returned in 2018 to Lomuku as an Internally Displaced Person. When I learned that the owner of the home I was temporarily residing in was returning, I decided to move back to my original location. Getting clean water was a big problem in the area. People in that village go as far as to the President’s residence in Yei, which is a long walk while carrying water.
I returned recently to Dar Salam II, and was concerned that I will not have the money to cover the cost needed to pay fees for my children to attend school. Currently, I farms off a plot of my land, but my earnings are insufficient to cover my expenses. Now I no longer have to go far to fetch clean water because I am very relieved to have that worry removed. The rest of the community can also now focus on ways they can make an income for their families since they no longer have to carry the burden of worry over water.
I much appreciate the donors outside of South Sudan for offering to save lives through clean water campaigns. Thank you very much for sacrificing your resources to restoring lives in South Sudan.”
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.