World Vision East Africa
May 2022 – Ongoing
The world water crisis is a major concern, especially in places like South Sudan, where an estimated 5 million people still lack access to safe drinking water. The majority of these people live in rural South Sudan in marginalised communities.
Despite being categorised as safe, piped water is often unsafe to drink, which is increasing the number of people affected by waterborne diseases.
World Vision and 4Life Solutions have entered a partnership to pilot a water safety project in South Sudan, powered by the SaWa solution.
The overall objective of the pilot project is to improve the microbial drinking water quality, improve the overall health in the community, and to reduce deforestation in the target areas.
The specific project objectives are to increase access to safe drinking water, thus reducing incidences of diarrhoea diseases among the target population in South Sudan. The project is a viability project that will distribute 15,000 SaWas with the potential to reach 148,000 individuals in the Tonj North county.
The project met its objectives and provided the inhabitants with safe drinking water. The project further delivered on multiple United Nations SDGs, among others: