RiangAwech Village, Warap State, South Sudan

“My name is Asunta Adut Deng, I am a 34-year-old mother of four children who are all studying in primary School. My husband and I live in Riangawech Village as subsistence farmers who cultivate food crop for our living and sell the surpluses to earn money for other services such as school fee, medication, and other basic needs. In response to the Riangawech borehole that broke down last week, we experienced the worst situation for seven days with no clean drinking water until today, when the water committee came with WESI mechanics trained to fix the damaged wells in our community. The community of Riangawech used to go to Marial-awer and born-again boreholes as alternative water sources for accessing clean drinking water. Still, they were far and overcrowded by the beneficiaries needing clean water, which created chaos, violence, and fighting along the wells. However, with God’s help, our well was diagnosed by WESI mechanics, who found out that some inner parts were damaged and could easily be fixed without installing new parts. The repair was successfully done, which led to the great pleasure of the Riangawech community, who have been suffering in search of clean drinking water in the neighbourhood. The beneficiaries were relieved from abuses and insults at distanced wells which were quite painful, but fixing Riangawech well spares emotional disorders caused by the desperate situation.”

Asunta Adut Deng, Community Member

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.