Help make clean water more accessible for the children at our school in Yei with a donation to the Week for Water Campaign September 12th – 18th. The children who attend our school in Yei have very little if any access to water. Often what access they do have is contaminated water. Lack of access to clean water and sanitation and poor hygiene practices in South Sudan are the principal causes of malnutrition and diseases, such as typhoid, cholera, diarrhea. Diseases which can cause death for a child.

Currently water is hauled daily from the orphanage to the school. Your donation today to this campaign will enable us to build a new borehole, pump and water tank which will be operated by a solar panel at the school. This water will provide drinking water plus a handwashing station for 500 students near the latrines enabling us to also teach the children proper hygiene and sanitation. Piping will run to both the orphanage and school from this borehole. At the orphanage this water source will provide a dedicated source of water for the housemothers to do the cleaning and laundry by hand daily for 150 orphans.

In addition, the “Week for Water” project budget includes 4 water reclamation tanks at the Yei campus, which will enable us to collect and store water during the rainy season. For the Terekeka campus it includes a portable solar pump and 100m (330 ft) of hose to transport water from the Nile River. A source of year-round irrigation for the garden on our Terekeka campus will allow us to increase the amount of nutritious food grown to feed the orphans and school children.

We’ve got to raise $24,500 by September 18th. Having received a generous donation of $5,000 to go towards this project, that leaves us with $19,500 left to raise in a week. That’s less than $3,000 a day. Clean water is necessary for life.

$5,000 / $24,500 RAISED