Ombasi Community, Yei River State, South Sudan
“Susan Sumbua resides in Latta, an area behind Ombasi market. She’s 20 years old, and she has been here throughout the 2016 conflicts in the village. Susan does not go to school because education was disrupted during the conflict of 2016, and many schools were shut down. The majority of people depend on local wells which are often contaminated during the rainy season, and dry during the dry season. It’s a difficult situation for the people in Ombasi. The rehabilitation of the borehole is a great blessing to the people of Ombasi. Susan said that she is praying for the situation to improve, and she hopes for such services to reach every corner of the villages. Sumbua is very grateful for the team and the supporters for the excellent service rendered.”
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.