Mission of Nuba Water Project

Nuba Water Project brings life improvement in the Nuba Mountain region of Sudan through clean water and education.  Our work is for the benefit of all Nuba people regardless of religious or ethnic association.

Improved health through better sanitation and hygiene, lower death/disease rate, and the ability to spend time on activities other than trekking for water, are all examples of life improvement. Education is a key component.

Nuba Water Project is an all-volunteer organization.

The Need

People living in remote areas of the Nuba Mountains lack access to clean water. During the dry season, some women and girls must walk up to six hours daily to fetch water from ponds that will likely make them sick. By helping the Nuba solve their age-old problem of scarce water supplies, we free the people to address other pressing needs such as education, sanitation, public health, and economic development. Many Sudanese lack resources to attend school. Educational support that we provide will create long-term significant impact for communities in the Nuba mountains.


Nuba Water Project was founded in 2006 by Denver businessman Steve Riley and two Sudanese refugees, George Tuto and Ibrahim Agor.  George and Ibrahim, determined to help their people in the Nuba Mountains, worked with Steve to identify a focus for their work…water.  The motto became “Clean Water Brings Life.”  Our work is made possible by direct connections with key Sudanese living in Denver and in Sudan.

Nuba Water Project is not affiliated with any government or religious institution. We are a non-profit 501c3 organization committed to financial accountability at all levels of our organization.

Note: In response to current needs in the Nuba Mountains, we have expanded our work to include education initiatives.  Projects include:

  • Water pump repair kits
  • Bore hole repair
  • Safi Drops (water purification)
  • Clean water/sanitation workshops
  • Secondary education support
  • University scholarships
Despite conflict in Sudan, Nuba Water Project continues to make a difference through bore-hole repair, water purification, and tuition support for Nuba university students.  
The annual Walk for Sudan takes place on the first or second Sunday of October.  Visit www.walkforsudan.org for more information.



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