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40,000hhs have access to safe drinking water


The self-directed Southern Sudan is characterized by a flimsy peace agreement, poor infrastructures and basic services and a deformed economy that has kept millions of the citizens floating in dreadful poverty and hunger. Many humanitarian organizations are involved in provision of relief and development services to the different communities in Southern Sudan. However, most of these services provided are confined along the linear settlements leaving the deep rural poor communities to continue shouldering their burden of suffering and, missing the awesome opportunities of service deliveries

One of the most needed ordinary but expensive and scarce resources; is the availability of safe drinking water in the rural communities. The rural population in Morobo and Yei Counties in Central Equatoria State and in Aweil South and Centre Counties in Northern Bahr el Ghazal State are among the very fewer underserved communities in Southern Sudan

The prevalence of the comprehensive peace which should have accelerated sustainable post-conflict recovery in the rural communities has had no positive change in relation to water borne and water related diseases in the lives of the rural population who entirely drink from unprotected water sources. The water crises in the villages have also crippled the enrolment of the girl-child in schools. The girl-child is being used in searching for and fetching water right from early hours of the dawn and returns home in the late hours of the morning

This year 2010, CAD was blessed to rehabilitate 95 boreholes and construct 06 ventilated improved pit latrines in Northern Bahr el Ghazal covering all the five State Counties of Aweil East, North, West, Centre and South while in Central Equatoria State, the organization was also privileged to rehabilitate 40 boreholes, construct 02 ventilated improved pit latrines, 04 natural springs and 02 rain water harvesting system with concrete 10,000 littres capacities. These services have greatly improved the hygiene and sanitation practices in schools and as well as improved the provision of safe drinking water to 41,700 households (250,200 people; this figure was based on the estimate 6 people per household and 1320 school children in Pabanga and Yondu pri schools) 

There are still hundreds of thousands of people drinking unsafe water in the rural communities. You could help protect one natural spring for them; you could help dig one shallow well and installed with hand pump for them, you could construct one rainwater harvesting system for the school children! CAD proudly extends sincere heartfelt thanks to YOU for your munificent donations, encouragement, partnership, support and advice in one way of the other that enabled us to serve these rural communities


The above photo is for borehole rehabilitation, the middle one is  an ongoing excavation for natural spring protection while the last photo on the left is a VIP latrine for Liggi Pri School


A hand of help to the rural poor
The Sudan has witnessed untold human suffering over the 21 years of civil war. The people of Northern Bahr el Ghazal being at the boarder between the North and South Sudan have suffered the burden of the war. The inhabitants of the area are predominantly the pastoralist Dinka Malual. They entirely depended on their animals for milk and collects wild fruits for their meals. However, during the civil war, the animals of the Dinka were looted by the Bagara Arabs in the North and their properties were destroyed and houses set ablaze. The lootings and destruction of properties had inflicted pains to the Dinka Malual people and this have consequently exposed their community to appalling poverty and hunger

The signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) between the Government of the Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Army/ Movement (SPLA/M) in 2005 have opened a new transformation chapter to correct the harsh economic and social situations in the Sudan particularly in the autonomous southern sector

Christian Agenda for Development (CAD) in partnership with Global Business Assist (GBA) took the prevailing peace opportunity to introduce the micro-investment project in Northern Bahr el Ghazal State to enable the rural poor people sustains their living. The phase one programme of the micro-investment started in August 2009 and project beneficiaries were identified in four Centres of Panapath, Yargot, Darfur Internally Displaced camps and Akuem. There are 108 clients currently benefiting from the ongoing micro-finance programme

The micro-financial services is one of the successful projects being carried out by CAD in the rural communities of Northern Bahr el Ghazal (NBG).CAD believes that through the micro-investment movement, many poor households will have permanent access to an appropriate financial services which will help the poor out of poverty

July 2010 marks eleventh month since CAD got committed in strengthening and reconstructing the families and lives of the marginalised people in Northern Bahr el Ghazal State. Recovery is a process and we all look forward to seeing a recovered community in the Sudan


Above photo is a group for discussions and on the right is a happy beneficiary at her tea stall


CAD and FAO extend support to Jonglei State
Christian Agenda for Development (CAD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have collected 58MT of local variety (serenut 4) groundnut seeds from local growers in Morobo and Yei Counties in Central Equatoria State. The groundnuts seeds are to support the returnees, internally displaced persons, flood victims and the vulnerable group of people in Jongolei state

The 21year civil war in the Sudan came to an end in 2005 after signing the Comprehensive Peace Agreement between the government of the Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Army. The six year interim period that was agreed upon in the CPA created a peaceful atmosphere in the Sudan and this peace attracted the Sudanese people in refuge to return home.

The returnees and internally displaced people have to start a new life all together following the fact that the war had destroyed their properties and houses. The war disrupted the agricultural sector; which consequently led to the collapse of many farmers’ cooperative societies that existed in the Southern Sudan.

The Central Equatoria State was the agricultural backbone economy in the Sudan before the political upheavals. Yei and Morobo Counties is the centre upon which the seed collection exercises was carried out. The two project Counties have very fertile agricultural soils that support farming. The rains are evenly distributed and crop harvest especially groundnuts, maize, sorghum, beans, cassava and vegetables are awesome. The Sudan war and poor market for the agriculture produce had discouraged farmers from expanding their farm land. However, CAD/ FAO local seed purchases programme have encouraged the peasant farmers to go into full agriculture practices which will certainly improve the food security in the region this harvesting season


Girl Child Education


The promotion of girl child education has been a long way struggle since the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) in 2005. Parents have been denying their young gilrls the rights to education simply because the girls are being used as intruments to fetch water, cook food, baby sit, grind flour and to take care of the entire household


Shown in the picture is Dr. Anne Itto; she has been rallying behind the Local and International NGOs in advocating for the girl child education in Southern Sudan


Water has been a big challenge in Southern Sudan for many decades. Women are to go out in search of water from dawn to dusk leaving behind the children and the old who are weak and could hardly do any thing


Tue 20 October 2009
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