Jobolong, Yei River State, South Sudan
Joice Asha is 35 years old with six children. She’s staying in Mukaya county till today and during the insecurity in the county many people fled to the camps and others resisted in the bush while the majority of the masses moved as internally Displaced Persons to Yei county. Joice said she remained behind and shifting from place to place for safety and she survived through God’s mercy and protection. In the process of moving up and down from one place to another, she lost some properties and she’s thankful that life is moving on. According to her entire experience, access to clean water remains inevitable for the community. Communities were accessing unclean water, given the fact that access to a health facility is not existing in Mukaya and unclean water has affected mothers and their children. There is a rise in sicknesses such as chronic cough, and Typhoid. Joice said, sincerely speaking people of Mukaya this year are blessed with clean water. This would curve the common diseases affecting people and She would like to thank Water Is Basic, Drop 4 Drop and its committed partners for taking an initiative of coming to restore their borehole. She concluded that, we are happy now to drink from clean source of water and thanks a lot to the funders for the great support.
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.