Dhur Majook, Warrap State, South Sudan

“My name is Akuei Majook Akuei. I am a 40 year old man married to one wife with four children from Dhur Majook Akuei, a village owned and named by my father and people around through his name. I am a teacher by profession, currently teaching at Warrap Secondary School in Warrap town, four hours from Dhur village. I usually earn a monthly salary for my family’s basic needs, and part of it is spent on school fees and medication. It always takes a month for me to come back home from the teaching site, so I arrived yesterday from Warrap Town since I left on the 26th of June 2023, and unexpectedly found that Dhur borehole was not functioning when I investigated the time it stopped working, they told me that it broke in the hand of a certain man who was pumping it just one week after I departed for Warrap town which is almost a month without being repaired because there was no repair fee for mechanics. Members of Dhur village were accessing water from ponds, and few civilized ones walked a long distance to Mading. I immediately went to Mading yesterday to inform the mechanics who have just come today to disassemble and check the problem of the Dhur borehole and trace the issue in the pump cylinder. They dismantled the cylinder, fixed it, and reassembled it back to the borehole, which led to the flowing of clean drinking water to the community of Dhur Majook village.”

Akuei Majook Akeui, 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.