Napeicheke Village is a rural village in South Sudan. It is found in Kapoeta North county, Eastern Equatoria state. It is about 25km from Kapoeta town where our ministry partner lives. Our ministry partners have worked in this village for six years, hey use a model of ‘disciple-multiplication movement’ teaching disciples to be disciples who make disciples, and so on. And, the church has flourished here, there are more than 500 active believers here. But, they have no clean water in their village, no well. Lack of water is a major problem for the people so they suffer greatly. The main water source is a river bed that dries up as dry season goes on, then they dig down deeper to find water. The river is 1 km from the village. Typhoid and diarrhea are common. In the past they have had deadly cholera outbreaks. Medicines to treat these diseases are expensive for the people Many girls do not go to school, they have got to fetch water multiple times each day besides other work they must do. It is dangerous gathering the water the deeper they dig the large open water hole. You have to climb down then get back out with the dirty water you are going to drink and cook with.
The need is so great! This project will provide clean, pure drinking water and as a result reduce water-borne disease which has caused such sickness and loss of life in the past. Their lives will be changed immediately. It will also improve their economy because they will not spend much on medication and lost time being sick. The enormous amount of time spent to fetch water will be reduced making much more time for women to take care of their families and complete household tasks such as bathing and cooking. Girls will be able to go to school. They will be able be able to water their animals. The impact on growing more gardens is not yet determined. The potential to help advance the kingdom further among the people is great.