Mine Adversary Group Community, Yei River State, South Sudan

This community is named after the Mine Adversary Group that recruit and train men and women from local communities affected by landmines. It was established before 2011 when South Sudan became a new nation.

At the end of 2017, the community well began pumping water filled with rust. Some continued to use this well whilst others had to settle for neighbouring water-holes or any source they could find, most likely contaminated rivers and ponds nearby. Adding to their struggles with rust, the dry season in South Sudan makes clean water increasingly vital for crops as well as drinking water.

This project will repair the pump-head, metal bearings, GI pipes and foundation for the broken well and the water committee have committed to building a fence around the structure as part of the maintenance plans following the completion of the project. The 22 and over 200 families affected by this project will have less stress in their work, improved health, and a better sense of wellbeing with access to clean water.

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.