Taapdit village, Warap, South Sudan

“My name is Achok Anyuon Chan from Adoor section of Apuk in Gogrial East County, and currently married to my lovely husband. We’re blessed with one kid at Taapdit village of Nyarmong Section. Taapdit borehole is the water source that we access clean drinking water from, but it got damaged a few days ago while there was no cash to pay a labor fee for mechanics. The community resorted to a contribution of 500 South Sudanese Pounds per household, where they raised about 18,000 South Sudanese Pounds, and mechanics were called to come and fix the well. Everyone in the community was very tired and upset with searching for water at long distances. People sometimes spend one to two days without cooking and bathing simply because of a lack of water. Cows, goats, and sheep cried seriously, moving in large numbers, and started deserting Taapdit village. Fortunately, mechanics from the Maliai team came to the borehole and technically repaired it quickly, which led to the resumption of providing clean drinking water to the community. The mechanics were paid 12,000 South Sudanese Pounds as labor fees, and they talked to the community and beneficiaries on how to make good use of and protect the Taapdit borehole.”

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.