The well in the Joge community has been completed and is supplying safe, clean water. Our partner in the field sent us the following stories of how this well is impacting the lives of the community.
Born in Joge in 1986, Jengwat Simaya is a proud resident of his community. Simaya has has nine children and is a committed member of his village. He was especially enthusiastic and helpful to our team during the drilling process. Simaya lived in a refugee camp in Wotakujong during the Sudanese Civil Wars. Like Joge village, a major problem in the camp was the lack of clean water. "Our main source of water has always been the streams. Our children have died and fallen sick due to the use of dirty water," he said. According to Simaya, the most common disease in the village is typhoid, which is contracted from contaminated water. "I hope all will be well now that we have access to clean water. May God bless the donors abundantly and continue to guide them."
The second story is of one of the young girls of the community.
"My name is Kojo Anne Jale and I’m 14 years old. I am very happy to be enrolled in Lubule primary school, thanks to my Dad. I was a baby during the war but my parents always carried me on their back. May God bless my good parents." According to Anne, the only source of water in the village is the hand dug well and streams during the rainy season. "We have always shared the streams with animals. We wake up early in the morning before the animals spoil the water. I am now confident our community is safe from contracting water borne diseases. May God bless everyone who worked to provide us with clean water."
How exciting it is to be a part of bringing such a needed resource to this community!