By Paul Beck
Every Village is behind a transformational ministry across South Sudan. The country’s minimal infrastructure remains a major obstacle though, making the organisation’s partnership with MAF vital. Two key members of Every Village staff explain more.
Blake Mankin – Every Village Advocacy Director
We’re incredibly grateful for the way MAF makes such profound impact in South Sudan possible. Each March, MAF enables us to bring key Every Village supporters to each of our focus areas in the country. This annual trip is designed to analyse our work, and team members provide an assessment on how we can improve in the future. MAF is helping facilitate this trip, allowing our ministry in South Sudan to grow in size and quality.
In addition, MAF flights allow us to visit our water well sites and survey new areas in need of access to clean water. One MAF flight enabled us to meet Garang, where we learned that before a well was in his village, many people had to walk miles to fetch unsafe water. Now, there’s a well right here pumping clean and safe water. MAF flights enable us to continue drilling, surveying, and maintaining water wells, so Garang’s story can be repeated all over the country.
Kerry Henderson – Every Village Country Director
We love MAF and we can sing their praises all day long!
We use MAF on average every two months out of the year. We have projects going on in three areas of South Sudan, involving water, radio and also outreach teams. Since we have so much going on we are always using MAF to get our people to these places.