Water for South Sudan finished its 2011-12 drilling season with 33 new wells, bringing the total to 137 wells drilled since 2005. We estimate that our wells are now providing water to over 400,000 South Sudanese. With fresh water, lives are transformed. Women and girls no longer have to walk miles for water. Schools can be built and markets spring up.
The equipment is back at our new compound in Wau and is being inspected and repaired. Our African crew members have gone home, and Salva Dut and Ater Thiep are currently in the US for a bit of vacation time, meetings with WFSS Board members and planning for the upcoming drilling season.
Thank you to all of our donors who make it possibile for Water for South Sudan to continue its work drilling wells and transforming lives.