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World Vision is a non-profit, Christian, relief, advocacy, and development organisation. It is committed to improving the well-being of children, families, and communities, with networks in Kenya, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Tanzania, South Sudan and Somalia. It does this by setting up sustainable development projects in education, health, child protection, food security, economic empowerment, as well as Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WaSH).

Background & Introduction

Over 2.2 billion people in the world do not have access to safe drinking water, with South Sudan being among the most affected countries. With an approximate population of 11 million, a large percentage have limited or no access to safe drinking water

World Vision and 4Life Solutions have agreed to enter into corporation, leveraging each other’s strengths and exploiting joint synergies, to pilot water safety project in South Sudan, powered by the SaWa solution. This project seeks to increase access to safe drinking water and hence reduce incidences of diarrhoea diseases among the target population in South Sudan. 

Project Details

The objectives of this joint project will be attained by availing the SaWa solutions to households that are in need of improved water safety. 

World Vision and 4Life Solutions will partner in distribution of the SaWa Bags, Training of the frontline personnel, monitoring and reporting. 

The target group for the pilot project will be identified by World Vision and relevant local stakeholders. The pilot test will aim to reach 148,000  households in Tonj North

Project Objectives

The overall objectives of the pilot project are to improve the microbial drinking water quality and thus health among the targeted communities and reduce deforestation in these areas. 

The introduction of the SaWa Bags to the community as part of the pilot program aims more specifically to achieve the following outcome:

  1. To reduced risk of exposure to waterborne diseases by improving access to microbial safe water and water storage
  2. To decrease user dependency on wood fuel for boiling water 
  3. To reduce the time and risk associated with collecting wood fuel for boiling water 
  4. To learn about user behaviour patterns
  5. To design and explorer distribution models how most effective to reach the community.