Nakamita, South Sudan

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The nearest well is 5 km away in Kokoro village, but it’s a contaminated well. The people are impoverished, mostly herders of the Toposa tribe. A seasonal pond is their rain season water source, it’s fills with rainwater and decreases over the months. During dry season they travel to the far seasonal river called Loyoro and walk long distance carrying water. They dig around the banks to naturally filter the water, but it’s still very unsafe to drink and very dirty. Also, they may use some hand dug wells more nearby. It takes so much time to get water and if anyone bathes they have to wait for the water to settle before fetching some for drinking and home use. They heavily ration water. Typhoid, dehydration, and malaria are common as are skin conditions. They desperately need water!