Mathjiana Village, Warrap State, South Sudan

“My name is Mary Anguec Deng. I am 13 years old and studying at Malual Aduet Primary School in Alok Payam of Aweil Center County. I am in primary two. Today is a very important day in our village of Mathjiana because they have repaired our well. This well spent about two years without functioning. Our village has been having difficulty getting clean drinking water for all this period. This village, Mathjiana, is very far from other areas like Alok and Waraheer, where you can find a hand pump. We are deep inside the forest with limited accessibility. So, we had a pathetic situation where we had no choice when our well got broken but to drink water from ponds and pools. To make matters worse, there are no water filters, so we can at least filter water. We must boil it, but the taste and odor are another problem. Additionally, most of our community got sick, making life worse because no clinics were around. It can take someone two or three hours to reach where clinics are, and no transport can be accessed to go there either. So, I am very happy to see our well fixed again after a long time. We will now get clean drinking water again and will never fall sick as before. I would like to thank the organization for helping us fix our well to have clean drinking water. Above all, thank goes to Almighty God for the provision of everything.”

Mary Anguec Deng, 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.