January 26, 2021 – FUNDED This project was funded by the generosity of a WORLD CHANGER who felt compelled to step up and provide complete funding for this critical project. Thank you such for helping to provide clean water to the people of Nakwapur, South Sudan! Nakwapur is located in Eastern Equatoria state of South Sudan, Kapoeta East county, Katodori Payam. It is remote. For years vehicles could not reach the location, but the community started clearing a road that is now allowing access in and out. Currently, they drink from a pond which will go dry in about a month (around the end of each year).
The pond is about a mile from the village. The closest borehole is 2.3 miles away. The pond will be dry soon. It’s very dirty. It is shared by animals and polluted by animal excrement. It’s very hard to get your mind around how difficult and time consuming it is for the people to collect water. To try and help prevent contamination from animal excrement as much as possible, they scoop filtered water from shallow ditches in the sand around the pond (see pictures and videos above and below), which is very time-consuming. And finding water for livestock is a struggle too, as the water dries up seasonally.
The people are very open to the Gospel here. More than fifty have given their lives to Jesus here and have been baptized and 10 local leaders have been trained here. Health issues are many. Sickness and death are common issues; typhoid, cholera, dehydration, malaria, diarrhea. A gift of a deep well would transform their lives! They desperately need clean water!