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2022 WALK FOR WATER & HEALTH

You can help bring clean water to villages in rural South Sudan and meet author and former Lost Boy of Sudan Majok Marier!

While most of us have clean water at the turn of a tap, women and girls in South Sudanese villages have to walk up to 12  miles round trip to fetch water for their families. Wells for Hope for South Sudan funds wells that save much time and labor and can irrigate village gardens for food.

Virtual Walk: 3 miles at any time from 10/16 through 11/20 at any place you choose. Share pics & video with #WFHWaterWalk2022.

Actual Walk: Sunday, 10/16, 2-4pm (One day before the International Day to Eradicate Poverty.) Approximately 3 mi. round trip starting in The Carter Center parking lot, Entrance E (Covid restrictions permitting.)

Minimum suggested donation of $5 or $15 for a family earns a brag tag (one for each family member.)
$500 sponsors will be featured on all promotional materials.
$5000 sponsors will also be recognized with a commemorative tile placed on a new well in South Sudan and a framed photo of the well!

Register below.

AVONDALE HOLIDAY MARKET HONORED

We are very happy to announce that the Board has voted to honor Connie Bryans, Sally Walker and the patrons of The Avondale Holiday Market with a tile plaque that will be embedded in our next well in the village of Luak Malual. Sally and Connie have supported us from our earliest days and among other things have allowed us to have a table each year at The Avondale Holiday Market. This has enabled us to meet many of our friends and supporters and to raise a significant portion of the funds for the six wells that we have provided to rural villages in South Sudan. We hope that this plaque will give Connie, Sally and our friends from the Market a sense of our deep gratitude and appreciation. The plaque will be on display on our table at this year's Market on December 11. Please stop by and say hi to Majok Marier and other Board members. https://avondaletourofhomes.com/holiday-market

AVONDALE HOLIDAY MARKET HONORED

We are very happy to announce that the Board has voted to honor Connie Bryans, Sally Walker and the patrons of The Avondale Holiday Market with a tile plaque that will be embedded in our next well in the village of Luak Malual.

Sally and Connie have supported us from our earliest days and among other things have allowed us to have a table each year at The Avondale Holiday Market. This has enabled us to meet many of our friends and supporters and to raise a significant portion of the funds for the six wells that we have provided to rural villages in South Sudan.

We hope that this plaque will give Connie, Sally and our friends from the Market a sense of our deep gratitude and appreciation.

The plaque will be on display on our table at this year's Market on December 11. Please stop by and say hi to Majok Marier and other Board members.

https://avondaletourofhomes.com/holiday-market

 

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THE GEORGIA BULLETIN FEATURES WFHFSS AND "I THIRST" EVENT

https://georgiabulletin.org/news/2022/03/a-community-reflects-on-thirst-both-physical-and-spiritual/

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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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!