Here’s an update from Persecution Project Foundation (PPF), our partners on the ground in Jach [Jaac], Sudan, where we are helping build clean water wells. PPF’s goal is to build 100 wells in the Jach area by the end of 2010.
From May to early December, Southern Sudan has its rainy season. And sometimes when it rains, it just keeps raining. After weeks and weeks of soaking rain, the ground is saturated and the land becomes just one big mud bog. The sticky mud, called black cotton, will suck shoes right off feet. And vehicles can be stuck for weeks – sometimes months.
This summer, PPF’s own truck, Mercy, was stuck for weeks on the wrong side of a river because of flooding. All work that depended on the truck had to wait for the water levels to drop.
But anything worth doing is going to be hard work, especially work that involves providing clean water to communities who have never had it.
Your $7 a month provides not only the supplies that are needed to dig a well, but it also provides the necessary resources to navigate through a rainy season.
Working in Africa can be like the weather – always changing. Sometimes we go through dry seasons, and sometimes there are rainy days.