Water Wells, Hygiene Education, and Sanitation Practices
In a South Sudanese village, safe water sends ripples beyond just satisfying peoples’ thirst. Along with providing wells and hygiene programs to those in South Sudan, WFSS partners with the villages and people we serve.
The availability of water, coupled with basic hygiene information, improves individual and community health, gives more children the opportunity to attend school, and increases local stability and economic development. The result is a village renewed by its own efforts and people that have new freedoms to transform their lives, without the worries of contaminated water.
Water Improves Health
Clean water directly improves health. Fewer water-borne diseases lead to healthier people and a reduced burden on vulnerable groups such as pregnant women, children, and the elderly.
Water Expands Learning
Walking miles each day to collect water takes up hours of a child's day. Many children and women remain uneducated because their priority is to gather water for their families. When a well is built, schools can thrive and hours spent walking for water can be dedicated to education.
Water Creates Growth
When villages have a well, it can help bring economic vitality. There are more opportunities for people to work, grow crops and make goods to sell. Villages can establish markets, and local economies can grow.