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 empowers people in remote villages of 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.
Water for South Sudan is realizing the vision of Salva Dut, a former "Lost Boy of Sudan," now a dual U.S. and South Sudanese citizen, who has dedicated himself to rebuilding his country. He lives full time in his home country and works closely with the government and local leaders while managing drilling operations.
Water for South Sudan is supported by committed volunteers, civic, educational, and faith-based institutions, and donors from all 50 US states and 24 other nations.