Sudan Pentecostal Church, Yei River State, South Sudan
Nema Ajonye is has resided in the Sudan Pentecostal area for 17 years. It is located by the checkpoint along the Yei-Kaya road. Ajonye stayed in Yei throughout the conflict. For the past two years, her studies were interrupted due to the insecurity that threatened schools in Yei. She understands that drinking clean water is essential to human life, but she had no choice but to drink from the local water well, which led to chronic sicknesses for her. Nema said that everyone in her area had to collect water from dirty sources, and waterborne diseases were highly registered in the nearest health facility. Because of the restoration of this water source, diseases won’t be infecting the community as it once did. Nema is relieved for herself and for other girls her age because they will no longer need to walk a long distance to fetch water in the bush. On behalf of the committee members, Nema extended many thanks to the people who are supporting the project to provide clean water to the people of Yei, South Sudan.
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.