PROVIDING CLEAN WATER
Brings Hope and Health
Alaska Health Project South Sudan
59% of the population in South Sudan lacks access to safe drinking water. When you join our giving community you are saving lives. Since 2008 we have worked in Fangak County, South Sudan to bring safe drinking water, agricultural development, improved sanitation and the construction of two medical clinics. Bringing hope and health for life in South Sudan.
Fighting Famine with Farming
We work with over 400 family farms
Over half the farmers are women
Providing food for 2,456 children
In South Sudan over 8 million people are expected to face severe food insecurity in 2022. Three years of consecutive flooding and 5,000 new refugees in Old Fangak have intensified the problem in our region. Alaska Health Project South Sudan fights food insecurity by providing seeds, seedlings and tools to small family farms. Over half our farmers are women. Our agriculture program is feeding 2,456 children. More...
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Seeds for Pulpom
Severe flooding has returned to Fangak County, South Sudan for the fourth year in a row. Foot paths now require canoes for travel. So that is what we are using to distribute seeds and tools in an area called Pulpom. Our team filled canoes with watering cans, packages of seeds, hand tools, and of course themselves, and set out for a day long journey. When they arrived in Pulpom they were greeted by dozens of villagers eager to begin farming small plots of land. This area has a bit of higher ground. The flooding is not as severe as our base in Old Fangak. It means that there's land suitable to grow vegetables. Our process is simple and effective. The families which express interest in farming gather in a central area. If they are new to growing vegetables, like onions, watermelon, okra, and tomatoes, then our team teaches the group the basic techniques. How to till the soil. How to plant. Best way to water. As mentioned, it's simple, and nearly all the seeds distributed to the farmers will produce a harvest. For experienced farmers we provide seedlings of fruit trees like papaya and mango. During this visit to Pulpom we added 61 families to our growing number of farmers aided by AHPSS. That brings the total to 465 individual farmers. The number of children in the families is close to 3,000. Female farmers make up almost half of our total.