Water is the basic building block of human life and it is the essence of being able to build communities. That is the crux of what Water for South Sudan does – builds communities. This year I had the opportunity to travel to South Sudan to visit some of the communities that WFSS has helped to build.

One of the highlights of the trip was visiting the Zogolona Primary School in Wau. WFSS drilled a well for the use of the school and the Zogolona community and installed a latrine facility at the school. It was a joy to see the happy faces of the kids at school and to witness this partnership between the school, the community, and WFSS.

It has been my privilege to serve on the Water for South Sudan Board of Directors for 12 years, the last four years as President. I am proud of all that has been accomplished in that time. I am especially pleased that I was able to forge a long term relationship between WFSS and Rotary. As my tenure as Board President comes to a close I look forward to continuing to help to connect local Rotary Clubs to WFSS.

Glenn M. Balch, Jr.

This year we are celebrating 15 years of work in the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) sector. What began with Salva’s dream to drill a well for his father has gone far beyond that, both in numbers of wells drilled and the breadth of our efforts. As you read through this report you will learn about our past accomplishments and successes. Now we look to the future.

It is our commitment to continue to deliver life-changing, sustainable, locally led programs that strengthen individuals, families, communities, and the nation of South Sudan. Access to safe water leads to better health, better opportunities, and better education. Hiring our staff locally in South Sudan improves the economy of the country.

Our work is enabled by inspired donors worldwide. We see it as an immense responsibility to steward your gifts to us by operating efficiently and effectively and to always seek to improve our work and our processes. We are so grateful to each one of you.

It is our hope that by doing our work every day and by elevating South Sudan’s people and its economy, that together we will all help to bring sustainability and peace to the youngest country in the world.

Lynn M. Malooly
Executive Director