Despite current conflict in South Sudan, Nuba Water Project continues to make a difference through delivery of bore-hole repair parts, clean water drops, and tuition support for Nuba refugees. Click here (www.walkforsudan.org) for info about the Walk for Sudan.
George Tuto is safely back in Denver after a three-month saga in Africa. His unfailing determination to help his people in the Nuba Mountains aided him in overcoming a multitude of obstacles and dangerous situations to deliver almost $20,000 of medicine, medical supplies, soap, and salt to areas where daily bombing still occurs. This was the first shipment of emergency supplies to get to the region where it is desperately needed.Nuba Water Project provided $10,000 from the 2011 Walk for Sudan to supplement money raised by Bishop Andudu, Diocese of Kadugli, through the Episcopal Church. George purchased 15 bags of salt, five boxes of soap, and 152 boxes of medical supplies, including bandages, antibiotics, gloves, medicine for malaria and diarrhea, and more.After many delays, George was able to fly with the supplies by Samaritan’s Purse flight to Yida, a refugee camp on the border between North and South Sudan. From there, he hired a truck and began a risky three-hour journey into the Nuba Mountains where he found people desperate for help, many of them living in caves to avoid injury from bombs. Supplies were delivered to three main clinics over the next few days; from there, they will be distributed to outlying areas.
Mark your calendars for the 2012 Walk for Sudan on Sunday, October 21st at 1:00. We hope to raise twice as much money for our next project, which will be announced in a future message.