Ombasi Health Centre, Yei River State, South Sudan
“Rose Yangi is a 21-year-old resident of Ombasi area, 18 miles out of Yei County. Yangi just returned from a refugee camp to Ombasi, and she’s running a small restaurant in the market. She is also head of the water well committee. Yangi said she decided to return home because life in the camp was so difficult. The food ratio was not enough, and there was no means of running a business in the camp. Therefore, she decided to return and settle in her home village when she learned that it was secure. Upon her return, she learned clean water remained inaccessible to the majority of the population in Ombasi. As in any village, people drink from swampy zones and small streams. This causes diseases to people of all ages. Today, people will experience new life from drinking from accessible, clean water, which is a basic human right to every person. Yangi is very excited for the restoration of this water well, because her customers will equally drink clean water after their meals. Big thanks to drop4drop and its partners for providing abundant water to the people of Ombasi.”
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.