Kejiko, Yei River State, South Sudan
“Victor Kolajack is a soldier residing in Kejiko, Lujulo County. He came to Kejiko in February 2019, and, because the borehole was broken, had no access to clean water. Allowing the repair crew to come and restore the boreholes in Lujulo is critical. During the repair, we learned that the community was drinking from a nearby river which has caused severe waterborne disease. Victor also said the people were at risk because the path to the river is not safe nor in passable condition. Victor further stated that many people are afraid to return to their homes simply because of the lack of access to clean water. This repair is one of the main factors that will enable people to come back to Kejiko. He strongly appreciates the efforts of the supporters in bringing the technicians to repair the boreholes in Lujulo County. “Thanks to Water Is Basic and its supporting partners in the USA,”
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.