In some regions of Unity State, South Sudan, 7 in 10 people still do not have access to clean, safe drinking water. Together, we can change this by rehabilitating and drilling wells across Abiemnhom and Mayom counties to ensure these people have the precious choice of clean water near to their homes.
But this is no easy task. The amount of equipment, resource, time and manpower required to drill a new well is staggering. Samaritan’s Purse is one of the only charities in South Sudan that owns its own drilling rig. Godfrey, Programme Manager for North-West Unity State, explains the process to us:GIVE NOW
Not only is it technically demanding to install a new well, but the wells themselves are complex pieces of equipment. This diagram shows the inner workings of the hand pump wells that we install.
Hand pumps and necessary mechanical parts frequently break and without trained mechanics or access to spare parts to repair the wells, they fall into disrepair and become unusable. In Abiemnhom and Mayom counties one third of these wells have broken down due to overuse.
Samaritan’s Purse has the expertise to repair these wells and to train Community Hand Pump Mechanics to cover all repaired and installed wells to ensure clean, safe water flows all year, every year.
We need your help to make installing and repairing these wells possible, so we can continue to bring life-changing water across Abiemnhom and Mayom counties in Unity State. Any gift you can give will be a vital contribution towards giving a community the precious choice of clean, safe drinking water.