In Their Own Words:
“I was forcefully displaced with my family in December 2011 as a result of fighting between [the] South Sudan Army and late rebel leader Gen. George Athor. When fighting erupted in my village, Atar, our tukul [hut] was burned to ashes along with our food. … We eventually arrived to Ayod Town in February 2012. Among those who received us was Ven. David Wuor Ruot of [St. Luke Parish], Christian Mission for Development staff, chiefs and the local authority. We were given food and water. … We started attending Sunday church services and Bible studies at St. Luke Parish. We are now active members of St. Luke Parish.” — Nyanhial Bol Wuol, 65, Pigi County
About 80 percent of South Sudan’s population lives in the countryside where conditions have been steadily declining in recent years, particularly in the areas of transportation, health, education and market access. Poverty is also more prevalent in these areas. Since the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in 2005, Jonglei state, South Sudan, has experienced a growing number of refugees and internally displaced people (IDP) returning to the area. The returning community is settling near the Nile River due to water scarcity in the wider community. The humanitarian situation in Jonglei is alarming with the host population in Ayod County, internally displaced people and the returning communities all in need of water, food and shelter. Christian Mission for Development (CMD) will help meet the health needs of at-risk communities by drilling three wells to help provide clean drinking water and proper sanitary conditions in Ayod County. The organization will also conduct evangelism and outreach
This project benefits 54,000 people, some through multiple impacts:
- 30,000 community members and internally displaced people demonstrate an increased willingness to engage with God’s Word by attending church activities (based on 6,000 households with an average of five people per household)
- 24,000 community members and internally displaced people gain access to clean, safe drinking water, leading to improved health and reduction of water-borne diseases. Moreover, there will be a reduction in the number of water conflicts between different communities, leading to greater peace and reconciliation. Included in the 24,000 are 70 water and sanitation service providers who will be trained to manage water and sanitation facilities and 15 pump mechanics who will learn to maintain the hand pumps and solar-powered water systems.
Poor Communities Receive Safe Drinking Water
Ayod County – In partnership with Christian Mission for Development (CMD) ARDF will help meet the health needs of at-risk communities by funding three wells to help provide clean drinking water and proper sanitary conditions in Ayod County. The organization will also conduct evangelism and outreach programs.
Funds Needed: $77,056
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