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Walk for Water- In Person or Virtually!

You Can Help Bring Clean Water to Villages in South Sudan!

The 2021 Walk for Water & Health will be held Sunday, October 17, which is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. This year's hybrid Walk will be held on site as well as virtually with a short 3-mile round trip walk through Freedom Park, beginning and ending in the parking lot of The Carter Center. Virtual participants can make the Walk in a place of their choosing and for whatever distance they decide at any time from 10/1 to 10/17. The distance recognizes the longer walks (as much as 6 miles each way) that the women and girls of South Sudanese villages make to fetch water. Majok Marier, former "Lost Boy of Sudan" and founder of Wells for Hope for South Sudan, a 501 (c) non-profit, will be at the on site walk to speak about his mission. We’ll have a “jerry can” of water like many of the women and girls carry to provide a sense of the burden they bear, and we’ll have a small model of a well. There is a requested donation of $5 per walker that will be used in funding future wells. Each walker will receive a 2021 brag tag. Individuals or organizations that raise $500 will be featured as sponsors on our website, Facebook page, and on all promotional materials. A $5000 contribution will be honored with a tile on a new well and the contributor will receive a framed photo of their well. Share your walk pics and video with #WaterWalk21 and #WellsforHopeforSouthSudan. A prize will be given for the best pic or video! Donations may be made through our Paypal link below or by check mailed to Wells for Hope for South Sudan, PO Box 8754, Atlanta, GA 31106. Thank you for helping the people of South Sudan! (Contact: Bryan Hendrix wells4hope3@aol.com)

Wells for Hope Welcomes Your Donation!

Majok Marier and other Lost Boys of Sudan trekked across three countries in search of safety and food and water during the Sudanese Civil War. Now working steadily in the U.S. since 2001, Majok, his fellow Lost Boys, and many concerned friends have created a non-profit organization, Wells for Hope for South Sudan, to bring water wells to villages near Rumbek, South Sudan. There, women and children still have to walk four to six miles one way each day for fresh, clean water for their families.

But we have great news! We have six wells! Thanks to many contributors from all over, Majok brought a drilling rig to Billing Daldiar, Lakes State, east of Rumbek, in June 2015! Residents are able for the first time to have clean water in their village, and they have begun growing more crops in the dry season, resulting in income for their families. In spring and summer 2016, two more wells went in, at Mabor Koch, home village of former Lost Boy Stephen Chol Bayok, and Mading Thon. A fourth well was constructed in April, 2018 in the village of Majak. In the summer of 2021, two more villages received these ground water sources.

Wells promote peace.Villagers now have means of sustenance, even as parts of the rest of the country suffer from drought and civil unrest. John Bul Dau, former Lost Boy author and head of foundations promoting development in South Sudan, congratulated Wells for Hope for it's success: The villagers he said, are "reaping the benefits of the peace dividend."

If you would like to contribute to Wells for Hope for South Sudan or make a gift donation in someone's name (a gift card will be mailed to the specified address), you may use our Paypal button below. If you prefer to mail a donation, you can make your donation by sending a check made out to Wells for Hope, Inc. and send it to Wells for Hope for South Sudan, P.O. Box 8754, Atlanta, GA 31106. Please include your email address so that we may acknowledge your gift. 

  • Wells for Hope for South Sudan is registered with the Georgia Secretary of State, and has been approved by the IRS for 501(c)3 non-profit tax status

 

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Tax Deductible Contribution

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TWO MORE WELLS GO IN!

Majok Marier's planned 2021 trip to South Sudan, postponed from the year before because of COVID, took place this summer, resulting in new water wells in Luelpanang and Acholic. Both are rural villages east of Rumbek in Lakes State, South Sudan. We still need funds to pay for the drilling of more water wells in this area. Pictures of the new wells are shown; these wells included tiles dedicating the wells to Founding Board member "Mama Gini" Eagen and to the students of Thomas County, GA Middle School, who raised $6,400 towards the cost of installing the well.

Contact Us/Consider Volunteering

If you would like to arrange a speaker or to find out more information about Wells for Hope for South Sudan, please email us. If you have time for Board membership or working as a volunteer, we are especially interested in those with social media and/or bookkeeping experience, as well as experience with WASH (Water/Sanitation/Hygiene) program or design. We also would like to hear from teachers and youth leaders wanting to take part in the Walk for Water and Health or other initiatives to educate youth about the needs of East Africa. Please email

Through numerous appearances, we raised awareness and raised funds for the four wells!

Majok is pictured above at Inman Middle School and below addressing the International Convention of BBYO at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta. Thanks for inviting us, and thank you for donating!