Parasak Residential, Yei River State, South Sudan
“John Juma is a resident of Peresak boma-Wuji Payam, Kupera County. He’s 27 years old, with children currently in a refugee camp in Uganda. Juma fled his family to Uganda for safety against the recent conflict in Kupera. He came back two months ago to confirm whether there is calmness in his home area. To his surprise, everything is calm, roads are clean, and rehabilitation of water was going on. After analyzing the situation, Juma is full of excitement because he has seen the existence of clean water. Because there is access to water and security, he’s going to bring his family back home to South Sudan. He also believes that those who moved deep to villages are going to make an effort and return to their original places along the main road. Today Juma is confident that life is going to move on well. The community will continue to drink from a clean source of water, which is a great joy to his community. He thanked the funders, and great friends of Water is Basic, South Sudan.”
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.