Water for South Sudan

The mission is to create access to and monitor safe drinking water for communities located in remote rural areas of South Sudan.

 

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Rochester, NY – EIN 200291592 waterforsouthsudan.org

We are committed to sustainable growth, continuously seeking ways to drive progress. Our collaborative approach multiplies the results in the communities we serve. Our interactions and services are delivered with warmth, sincerity, and compassion.

Our story has sparked passion in our donors of all ages, mobilized organizations, and uplifted entire villages. We leverage our existing resources and partnerships to maximize our impact.

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Water for South Sudan

Water for South Sudan
Formation2003 (2003)
FounderSalva Dut
TypeNGO
Legal status501(c) organization
PurposeHumanitarian
HeadquartersRochester, New York
Wau, South Sudan
Region served
Rural South Sudan
Websitewaterforsouthsudan.org

Water for South Sudan (formerly known as Water for Sudan) is a US 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation whose mission is to create access to and monitor safe drinking water for communities located in remote rural areas of South Sudan. The goal of Water For South Sudan (WFSS) is to increase the quality of life and health of families in South Sudan by drilling wells to provide fresh, safe potable water, and improving hygiene and sanitation practices in areas of great need.

History

The history of the organization centers on its founder, Salva Dut. In 1985, Sudan was wracked by the Second Sudanese Civil War. Millions died and millions more were displaced, fleeing to refugee camps in Ethiopia, Kenya and other neighboring countries. Finally, in 2005, after over two decades of war, the Comprehensive Peace Agreement was signed. A truce was declared and the semi-autonomous Government of Southern Sudan was established for that region.

Among those who originally fled through barren, war-torn southern desert were thousands of children, mostly boys, some as young as five. They became known as the "Lost Boys of Sudan." Salva Dut was one of those boys. As an 11-year-old Dinka from Tonj in southwest Sudan, Dut fled first to Ethiopia. Then, as a teenager, he led 1500 "Lost Boys" hundreds of miles through the southern Sudan desert to the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya. Relocated to Rochester NY USA in 1996, he now leads Water For South Sudan.[1]

Organization

Salva Dut founded Water For South Sudan in 2003 as a non-profit organization. In 2005 , drilling operations began. Five wells were drilled in Sudanese villages in the first year. Since then, over 350[2] wells have been drilled, each serving approximately 1,000-1,500 people.[3] It costs WFSS approximately $15,000 per well which includes ALL costs related to drilling such as overhead (less than 20%).

People in the villages where (WFSS) operates become partners in the process of making safe, drinkable water available there. The WFSS team trains the well manager and provides spare parts.[4] Each village where WFSS drills also receives a three-day hygiene education program taught by one of two hygiene teams at WFSS. Key topics include personal hygiene, safe water practices, food safety, safe disposal of waste and women's hygiene.[5]

Operations

Water for South Sudan's operations teams, based in Wau, work in remote villages in the Bahr el Ghazal region in South Sudan.[6]

Drilling a borehole, often hundreds of feet deep to reach the aquifer’s water, is a technical challenge. That challenge is magnified by the remote nature and harsh climate of the region. The drilling rig requires water to operate. Gravel of a certain size and shape for use in the borehole must be located. Compressed air must be available. Soil must be tested and retested to measure progress. Diesel fuel is required at all times as is a special polymer to keep the borehole intact until pipe is sunk for the well. And of course, the crew must be fed every day of the drilling season.[7]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Salva's Story". Water For South Sudan.
  2. ^ "Water Wells". Water For South Sudan. Retrieved 2019-01-15.
  3. ^ "Drilling information" (PDF). Water For South Sudan.
  4. ^ "Empowering Villages". Water For South Sudan.
  5. ^ "Hygiene". Water For South Sudan.
  6. ^ "Water Wells". Water For South Sudan.
  7. ^ "Drilling challenges". Water For South Sudan.

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WATER FOR SOUTH SUDAN INC

ROCHESTER, NY 14625-0551 | Tax-exempt since Nov. 2003
  • EIN: 20-0291592
  • Classification (NTEE)
    International Relief (International, Foreign Affairs and National Security)
  • Nonprofit Tax Code Designation: 501(c)(3)
    Defined as: Organizations for any of the following purposes: religious, educational, charitable, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition (as long as it doesn’t provide athletic facilities or equipment), or the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.
  • Donations to this organization are tax deductible.
Fiscal year ending

Aug. 2019

Fiscal year ending Aug.

2019

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990 (filed on Aug. 20, 2020)

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Fiscal year ending

Aug. 2018

Fiscal year ending Aug.

2018

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990

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Fiscal year ending

Aug. 2017

Fiscal year ending Aug.

2017

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Total Revenue

$1,146,284

Total Functional Expenses $812,042
Net income $334,242
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $1,142,407 99.7%
Program services $8,200 0.7%
Investment income $38 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising -$5,464
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $1,103 0.1%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $68,201 8.4%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $255,821 31.5%
Other
Total Assets $1,809,656
Total Liabilities $22,322
Net Assets $1,787,334
Fiscal year ending

Aug. 2016

Fiscal year ending Aug.

2016

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990 (filed on Oct. 3, 2017)

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Total Revenue

$1,214,999

Total Functional Expenses $759,474
Net income $455,525
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $1,214,876 100.0%
Program services $0
Investment income $23 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $100 0.0%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $62,973 8.3%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $198,135 26.1%
Other
Total Assets $1,453,216
Total Liabilities $124
Net Assets $1,453,092
Fiscal year ending

Aug. 2015

Fiscal year ending Aug.

2015

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Total Revenue

$936,902

Total Functional Expenses $732,890
Net income $204,012
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $901,503 96.2%
Program services $12,000 1.3%
Investment income $16 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $23,383 2.5%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $54,675 7.5%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $171,614 23.4%
Other
Total Assets $997,567
Total Liabilities $0
Net Assets $997,567
Fiscal year ending

Aug. 2014

Fiscal year ending Aug.

2014

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Total Revenue

$831,809

Total Functional Expenses $704,041
Net income $127,768
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $831,502 100.0%
Program services $0
Investment income $8 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $299 0.0%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $18,200 2.6%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $161,098 22.9%
Other
Total Assets $793,555
Total Liabilities $0
Net Assets $793,555
Fiscal year ending

Aug. 2013

Fiscal year ending Aug.

2013

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990

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Total Revenue

$544,351

Total Functional Expenses $392,938
Net income $151,413
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $544,330 100.0%
Program services $0
Investment income $21 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $24,750 6.3%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $96,567 24.6%
Other
Total Assets $582,787
Total Liabilities $0
Net Assets $582,787
Fiscal year ending

Aug. 2012

Fiscal year ending Aug.

2012

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Total Revenue

$480,822

Total Functional Expenses $612,598
Net income -$131,776
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $480,777 100.0%
Program services $0
Investment income $45 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $22,750 3.7%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $77,185 12.6%
Other
Total Assets $458,066
Total Liabilities $13,353
Net Assets $444,713
Fiscal year ending

Aug. 2011

Fiscal year ending Aug.

2011

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990

Total Revenue

$415,129

Total Functional Expenses $347,134
Net income $67,995
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $412,185 99.3%
Program services $0
Investment income $77 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $2,867 0.7%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $22,750 6.6%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $60,029 17.3%
Other
Total Assets $583,255
Total Liabilities $547
Net Assets $582,708
Fiscal year ending

Aug. 2010

Fiscal year ending Aug.

2010

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990

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Fiscal year ending

Aug. 2009

Fiscal year ending Aug.

2009

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990-EZ

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Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2008

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2008

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990-EZ

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Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2007

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2007

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990

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Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2006

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2006

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990

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Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2005

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2005

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990

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Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2004

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2004

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990

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Last Updated: 2020-11-23 07:59