Water for South Sudan transforms lives.

In South Sudan, millions of women and children trek for up to eight hours a day to collect water from marshes, ditches, or hand-dug wells where water is often contaminated with parasites and bacteria. The results are sickness, even death.

Water for South Sudan creates opportunities for people in remote, rural areas in South Sudan to change their lives


By providing access to clean, safe water and facilitating hygiene education, Water for South Sudan sows the seeds for growth. Once a well is drilled, schools, markets, and clinics spring up, and life changes, especially for women and girls.

The people of South Sudan often have no choice about what they drink. Water, however tainted, is needed for survival. Drinking this water, which often carries disease and parasites, can lead to illness and death, especially for young children.



WFSS Delivers Life-Changing, Sustainable, Locally-Led Programs to Strengthen Communities.

Water for South Sudan (WFSS) is able to operate in the world's newest country thanks to our on-the-ground leadership. WFSS is led by Founder Salva Dut, along with Country Director Ater Thiep and Ajang Agok. All are former "Lost Boys" who have now gone back to help their homeland, and its people develop.

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Water for South Sudan is Celebrating 15 Years of Transforming Lives.

What began in Rochester with a small seed planted by Salva Dut and a committed group of Salva’s friends has grown beyond all expectations. The initial goal was to drill one well in Salva’s father’s village--today, we have over 300 wells operating in South Sudan.

Celebrate with us, and help us continue our work, with a donation of $15 per month in 2018.