Kicking off the 2011 Drilling Season

Help Make this Unique Fundraising Challenge a Success


Water for Sudan has been approved to participate in Global Giving's "December Challenge." 


The December Challenge requires Water for Sudan to raise $4,000 in on-line donations via the Global Giving website from at least 50 donors between now and December 22.  If we succeed in this challenge Water for Sudan will be permanently listed on Global Giving's on-line donation website.  This would increase our visibility and possibility of donors both in the US and world-wide, enabling us to bring safe, fresh water to more people in Southern Sudan.

You can view our project page and make donations directly: click here.

Please help spread the word by tweeting, posting on Facebook, or sending an e-mail to family and friends who might be interested in supporting us in this endeavor.  The minimum donation is $10.  All donations are tax-deductible and will receive a tax receipt by e-mail.  In addition, Global Giving will award grants to the organizations who raise the most and to those who recruit the most donors during this month long challenge.  Global Giving is a registered 501(c)3 organization whose vision is to "Unleash the potential of people around the world to make positive change happen."

This does not replace our annual appeal, it is merely another avenue for us to raise funds and awareness. You can also follow our progress on our Facebook page. 


New Book Published

Featuring Salva Dut 


Newbery Award winning author Linda Sue Park has just published a new children's book featuring Salva Dut, based on his life story. 

Linda Sue Park will be making several appearances for presentations and book signings locally:

Dec 6, Mon,  Noon
Presentation and signing

Monroe Community College Damon City Campus, 4193, Suite 500, 228 E Main St., Rochester, NY


Dec 6, Mon,  7 PM
Presentation and signing

Monroe Community College Brighton Campus Theatre, Building 4, 1000 East Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY


Tickets  $7.00 for the general public, available free to MCC students, faculty and staff

Sponsored by: Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights Project
Contact: Jodi Oriel,


Dec 11, Sat, 1:00-3:00 pm
Barnes and Noble, Pittsford, NY

Annual children's authors holiday booksigning


Visit Linda Sue Park's website for other events scheduled around the US.

Read reviews of the book here.

View a video interview with Salva Dut and author Linda Sue Park.


Update from Sudan


Villagers gather as an assessment is made about borehole placement.


Since arriving in Sudan earlier this fall, Salva has been traveling to gather supplies, making assessments, which is the process of figuring out where wells will be drilled, and planning the 2011 drilling season. Ater Thiep, Team A Drilling Manager, left the US in early November to join Salva.

Salva attended a Rotary meeting in Juba in November.  Water for Sudan is pursuing Rotary grants from Rotary International and the Juba club is helping sponsor one.  Rotary continues to be a major supporter of our efforts.  Water for Sudan will receive $32,000 from a group of four CA Rotary groups this drilling season.

You can also follow Salva's progress on our Facebook page.