South Sudan: Make A Difference
How YOU can make a Difference
Overview of South Sudan
Problem and Solution to the South Sudanese Crisis of Water
Problem:Everyday, people all over South Sudan have to walk up to eight hours just to get water. They carry water on their heads all day, and after they get water, they're so tired that they don't want to do anything else for the day. Getting water is also a great cause that is affecting literacy. Children who are supposed to be in school are getting water instead, so these children are uneducated. Water is the priority for these people and families. But the water that they get is contaminated, that can cause disease or water-related illnesses. This water can also cause death, because traces of poisonous lead or oil have been exposed to this water. South Sudan has a serious problem with water. Regular families think that hey need water to live, even if it is contaminated or polluted. South Sudan's problem is that even though they have water, most of it is not drinkable because of contaminations.
My solution to helping South Sudan is to raise money from donations, and from these donations, buy water purifiers to help the South Sudanese get fresh and pure water. I could get help from schools, and many people to help the South Sudanese get fresh water.
People have to carry water for up to eight hours of each day on their heads, or carrying it. This is not only tiring, but timely. After many people get the water, they don't want to do much else because they get tired. This usually takes up most of people's day.
People (1/2 of the population of South Sudan) who don't have access to water have to come to pits and wells, like this. The water has been contaminated, with even poisonous lead in it, or oil even.
Children Need Water Too!
Children, as well as all other family members have to get water. This is part of the reason of why the literacy rate in South Sudan is the worst in the world.