We are happy to announce that the first water well rehab project is now complete!
Wunliet Village now has clean water again and it’s thanks to you! For over 2 years this well that was drilled by UNICEF has not worked due to failed internal components that the local village did not have the resources nor know how of how to fix. Here’s a few photos of the work being done by Rev Garang’s contracted staff – supported by people like you 🙂
Old pipe being removed from borehole
Old foot valve with failed seals
New foot valve
Even the kids get to help
Water being pumped out for the first time in over 2 years
Here’s a picture of a typical hand pump lower foot valve assembly. It is hard to believe that such a small component can be the difference between “get to go to school” and “can’t go to school”, between healthy life or sick life, between life and death.
It often is such a quick fix to get a water well back to working condition and we’ve seen so many times where if only the locals had the know how and resources to fix it themselves, life would be so much better. But as often is the case they simply do not have the skills or resources and the struggle begins.
Thanks to you we were able to help this village take a small step forward and we are truly excited to see more wells like this one become a step forward for other villages in South Sudan.
Thank you to all of you who are supporting our “Well Rehab” work. Please continue to give to these projects as it truly is a matter of life and death.