Reconcile Community, Yei River State, South Sudan
“This is Mandalina Meriba, a resident of Reconcile with seven children. She lived here all along during the crisis and even before the conflicts. Meriba is a farmer who plants various food crops which enables her to support her family. When the borehole broke for duration of about one week, the community really suffered. They were drinking from a local, open water well which is not safe for drinking. It raised the rate of diarrhoea and typhoid in the area. The women of this community sat down and asked Mr. Abdu (water committee member) to find a way to request that the borehole be repaired. The community is grateful for the repair team for responding immediately to repair the well. Today they no longer have to go to Gbakichi stream to fetch water. Meriba is very happy and thankful for the service excellently delivered to the community.”
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.