Opportunity for Generosity - July 2020

PROJECT: Borehole to provide clean drinking water

WHERE: Nyakuron South school/community Juba, South Sudan

 

Focus, Reflect, and Implement

 

Clean drinking water is essential for good health and overall well being. Water assists in many important functions our bodies perform every day. Since water flows through our organs and cells, it needs to be clean and free of disease-carrying organisms, metals, and human and animal feces. Unclean or unfiltered water can make those who drink it ill. The issue of clean drinking water remains a challenge in South Sudan. Thirty to fifty percent of water facilities are nonfunctional at any point in time and only ten percent of the population has access to basic sanitation.

We want to provide a supply of safe clean water for the Nyakuron South school/community. The children at the school and the residents of the community will have drinking water, as well as the ability to grow gardens without having to obtain water from a source away from the community. This will save time and reduce women's risk of exposure to gender-based violence.

 

The South Sudanese Community in Roanoke and Raleigh Court Presbyterian Church Mission Group aim to install this source of water. The assessment is now being done by Jim McGill, PC(USA) Mission Co-worker, who is the water, sanitation, and hygiene specialist. We are also being assisted by Walter Hughes, who Fred Hoffman knows through Rotary. He lives in Rocky Mount and has experience drilling/digging wells in South Sudan. Details will be provided as they become available through This Week. Any questions can be directed to Sandra Whitt (540-330-3451; sandrarcpc@yahoo.com).

 

Donations can be made to RCPC with South Sudan Water Project noted in the memo line of the check or through online giving specifying that it is for the South Sudan Water Project in the Notes section. Thank you for considering helping our brothers and sisters in the Juba area!

 

-Linda Tartisio

Raleigh Court Presbyterian Church | 1837 Grandin Road S.W. Roanoke, Va. 24015 | (540) 343-5541 | Contact

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