St. James Community, Yei River State, South Sudan

“This is Naomi Tumalu who is nine years old. She’s schooling in Nyongwe Primary School in Yei in Primary Four. Naomi said they were displaced from St. James to Hai Tarawa, Leben, Wuluturu as Internal Displaced Persons. All these multiple shifts from one area to another was due to the conflicts taking place. The owners of the houses kept notifying her parents to leave. Finally towards the end of 2019, they returned to their original piece of land in St. James. Today Naomi is happy being back home with clean water put in place for her to access and for other families in the area as well. Going to fetch water from unclean and far away sources no longer has to be endured and her suffering is gone. She would like to thank Supporters of drop4drop and in particular “Caterleisure Group” for sponsoring this water well rehabilitation. She added that St. James’ community is greatly blessed to access clean water.”

DROP4DROP in-country partner

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.