Kupera Centre, Yei River State, South Sudan
Emelda Ambe is a resident of Kupera Payam with five children. Emelda was born and raised in Kupera, and during the conflict in her community, she remained. While in the bush for refuge, communities were drinking from open wells, which are highly contaminated during the rainy season and dry in the dry season. Consumption of water from unclean sources has resulted in an epidemic of disease experienced, especially by older adults, severe diarrhoea in children, and cough as well. Emelda is happy today in Kupera Payam because clean water is now abundant for the people who suffered all the sicknesses mentioned.
“Thank you, helpers, and good friends of drop4drop and Kupera County. We are benefiting from your tireless effort, and support as vulnerable communities in Kupera County and as women in South Sudan. We thank the donors Yas & Gee for their support to our community.”
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.