Water for South Sudan, a nonprofit that provides water to the people of South Sudan, recently reached the milestone of drilling its 400th well since its founding in 2003.
Through these wells, Water for South Sudan provides access to clean, safe water for more than 300,000 South Sudanese people. Each well pumps approximately 1,800 gallons of water per day and serves anywhere from 500 to 1,000 people.
In addition to providing access to water, the nonprofit offers hygiene-education and sanitation programs ranging from personal hygiene and safe-water practices to food safety and women’s hygiene.