The rainy season has started in Juba – which is both good and bad. Food security increases as crops grow but with the rainfall comes deadly waterborne diseases such as cholera.
Gondokoro is an island suburb of Juba. Trumpeter Community Health Project workers in Mori Boma, a suburb of Juba, discussed the challenges faced during the rainy season in their planning meeting and decided to redouble their efforts, increasing the number of houses they visit per day. This will ensure that as many people as possible can be warned of the dangers of not living hygienically during a time where the risk is even greater. Across the next eight months, they decided to:
- Increase the number of households they visit per day from 7 to 10
- Provide practical water treatment training for the community to demonstrate how to access safe drinking water during the rainy season
- Provide homemade oral rehydration solution preparation workshops (salt, sugar and clean water are used)
- Intensify efforts to cover the area with Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) advocacy visits
This strategic thinking on the part of the Trumpeter volunteers contributes to the fight against the common diseases that are so prevalent during the rainy season in South Sudan. Thank God for their determination to widen the scope of their work so that as many people as possible can have access to WASH understanding.
And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased. Hebrews 13:16