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The water project at Medewu is part of our partner’s program in South Sudan.
Medewu is a rural village of more than 600 people. Before the completion of this water project, the people of Medewu would travel close to 3 miles to another village to draw water from their well. Many of the village members noted how wonderful it will be to have all of those hours available for investment in their own community rather than walking to fetch water. Young people, including Jocelyn, age 10, and Emmanuel, age 9, (both pictured below) would make this journey, 2 hours each way, twice a day. Now those many hours can be spent in school and working with their families to raise food and livestock.
What potential will be unlocked in this community now that clean water is available? Thank you for your help!
From its independence in 1956 until 2005, Sudanese were caught in ongoing civil warfare between the north and south, resulting in extreme violence and devastation, and what humanitarian organizations call a "lost generation."
Due to its war-torn past, the country lacks almost every part of what modern society considers a necessity:
access to basic health care services, educational opportunities, electricity and infrastructure, a working economy, and most of all - clean water. The country is rebuilding, but is starting from almost nothing. One recent report indicated there were no more than six miles of paved roads in all of South Sudan. (Source: WHI)
(Source: CIA The Word Factbook, LWI)
Neverthirst is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that has been in operation since 2008.
They are currently working in India, South Sudan, Sudan, Central African Republic, and starting to
work in Cambodia. Their mission is simple: Neverthirst exists to provide clean and living water to the
poor through the local church. They desire, along with The Water Project, for communities to use clean water towards realizing long term sustainable development.