Senjasiri 2, Yei River State, South Sudan
Thirteen year old Kennedy Lukadi attends New Generation and is currently in Primary three. He missed many months of school as he fled with his parents to Otogo Mountain about 30 miles along the Congo Lasu Road when insecurity came to his village at the end of 2016. During the time they were displaced, Kennedy said they traveled from village to village taking up shelter with various families that were sympathetic to their situation. While traveling and staying with others, Kennedy said they would fetch water from open contaminated sources and consequently struggled with various illnesses. When Kennedy and his parents returned to Sanjasiri, they had to resort to using a nearby well as theirs was producing rusty water that was difficult to pump. This was a struggle for Kennedy’s parents as they work hard to pay his school fees and would have to pay high fees for water, which is no longer an issue. Kennedy is very excited to have a functioning well in his village that produces clean, fresh water for drinking and doing chores.
On behalf of Kennedy Lukadi,
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.