Welcome to Nyori - a village situated along the Nile under Rajaf Payam. The 180 occupants of this village are the Bari speaking people.
The residents of Nyori have relied on the Nile water for generations; they've never had a borehole. Waterborne diseases are common here, especially in the Summer season. When the river floods in Summer, the water becomes cloudy. Cases of typhoid, diarrhea and other epidemics including cholera blossom, causing related problems like a drop in school attendance or the time to work and farm.
You probably look forward to the Summer every year. Can you imagine if Summer were the season in which you and everyone you know gets sick?
True story. You really, really are.
Thomas Lado has been the vice-chief of Nyori village since 1994. He is blessed with 10 children but lost three in childbirth, a tragedy due in large part to a lack of clean water and adequate sanitation.
Thomas has been sad to see his village scattered during the recent outbreak of violence in the South Sudan. Since he's been chief for nearly 20 years, he remembers the war with (north) Sudan that ended just a few years ago.
One day, armed militia men brought 12 men to him for identification. Each had a red cloth tied across their eyes. Thomas couldn’t identify all of them, and despite knowing that he might be harboring a dangerous outsider, he accepted all 12 as his own. If he had failed to identify them, they would have been killed.
To you from Thomas:
"That has been the time of the war what we are looking at now is the rehabilitation of our land and we thank you for this great support of clean drinking water. Our God who rewards abundantly will not forget you.
And I would also want to extend these blessings that we have received back to you. May God multiply what is in his hand so he can bless us again in other way. Thank you!"
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93 people gave funds
180 people gave effort
100% of both are changing the world
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This project was funded entirely by donations to the 4Liter Challenge.
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