AFRICA NEWS, Clean Water, FROM THE FIELD

100 Wells Campaign in Darfur, Sudan

One of our partnering organizations on the ground in Sudan, Persecution Project Foundation (PPF), has recently launched the “100 Wells Campaign.” In just three years, Persecution Project has overcome hostile weather, poor security, difficult contractors, and busted equipment to complete 36 wells – 16 of which Mocha Club helped fund!

Our Mocha Club Director Barrett Ward, MC Sponsor Dave Barnes, and other friends went to Sudan this past December to see the people who desperately need clean water.  PPF’s goal is to finish the final 64 wells by Christmas 2010. We’re so proud to be a part of this and want to do everything we can to help them meet their goal!

36 wells already built is quite a feat when you consider that the annual rainy season makes it nearly impossible to drill from May through October.

Before the wells were drilled, women were forced to scoop muddy water

Before the wells were dug in 2006, everybody scooped drinking water out of holes, ditches, puddles, and rivers. Too many still do. (photo courtesy of Persecution Project Foundation)

Each well is designed to serve 500 people, but the experience on the ground in remote, insecure areas like the village of Jach, Sudan is that they end up serving more than 1,000 people.

As impressive as the accomplishments in Jach are, there are still tens of thousands of refugees without access to clean water.

So we need your help! Mocha Club wants to be a part in building more wells with Persecution Project in Sudan.  Here’s how you can help…

  • If you’re a Mocha Club member supporting the Clean Water project monthly, invite as many friends as you can to join you!   Just $7 can provide clean water for 7 Africans for a year!
  • Go to our Emergency Needs page and give a one-time donation to the Clean Water project.
  • Run a campaign at your school, church, among your friends, family, and neighbors to raise money for Clean Water in Sudan.

Let’s do this – together!

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