Marol-Warweng Village, Warrap State, South Sudan
‘My name is Amou Luka Kuot from Toch team; I am a 24-year-old mother of two children, the first-born kid is a boy, and the other one is a baby girl. They are not yet enrolled in school because they are still young. However, I was trained by the Women’s Empowerment Solutions Initiative from 2020 to 2021 as well mechanic who helps the community to access clean drinking water. I have come to Marol-Warweng village with my team-mate to diagnose it’s well that had stopped working three days ago and got invited by one of the committee members; when I disassembled the head assembly from the water tank of the well, I detected that the chain was disconnected from the rod where they were jointly tied, I fixed the well without much labor of pulling out all the Gi-pipes, rods and cylinder that are deep down the boreholes and clean water resumed adequate flowing when pumped by the beneficiaries. The community was very grateful to my team for their quick intervention to let them get clean drinking water, and I received cash of 12,000 SSP, that’s an equivalence of 20 USD according to the current exchange rate as repair fees from the community of Marol Warweng village.’
Amou Luka Kuot, Well Mechanic
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.