Ronyi Primary School, Yei River State, South Sudan

Thirty year old Nancy Poni has six children. Nancy is a resident of Ronyi and does small scale farming to provide for her family. Currently, Nancy cannot afford to pay the necessary fees for her four school age children to attend classes at Ronyi Primary School in the village where they reside. She balances work and house chores, along with educating her children. Nancy said that the community suffered severely when the borehole broke. Most of the people in the community would walk the long distance to a water point in Gobili Community along the Kaya road. This created a great struggle for Nancy as she would not have the time to tend to her crops. Nancy would typically have to bring her young children with her, and the older children would have to help with the task of carrying jerry cans. Their entire day centred around fetching water. As a committee member, Nancy reached out to the Water is Basic team a few months back when she learned they were restoring wells in the surrounding villages. She is grateful to have nearby access to clean water once again and hopes the time that she can put into her farming will enable her to begin to pay school fees for her children.

On behalf of Nancy Poni,
30 years