500 of these ‘limited edition’ CHALK scarves worn around the world build a clean water well for the village of Mayual.
Mayual is a community that was created out of conflict. The village is home to over 5,000 families who have fled tribal warfare in South Sudan. Although they are now relatively safe in their new home, residents must now deal with hunger and poverty as they struggle to create a new life from nothing. The extensive size of this community makes the need for water even more critical. Although the land is ideal for agricultural cultivation, a lack of clean water threatens to halt any development before it gets a chance to start. Rather than attending school, children stay home to take part in the daily struggle of accessing drinkable water. Instead of growing gardens and settling their families into their new homes, women spend hours fetching water every day. Having already been through so much hardship and violence, the people of Mayual are eager to start a new life. All they need is water.
Each scarf is packaged with tags and material about the Obakki Foundation’s programs for clean water and information about the community that benefits from your purchase.
As you wear this scarf, remember its greater purpose. Thanks to your support, this village will have access to clean water.
100% of the net proceeds go toward our projects.
65% rayon | 35% modal
Dimensions – 130 cm x 130 cm
About the Obakki Foundation:
The Obakki Foundation works in South Sudan, Uganda and Cameroon and focuses on pillars of development including clean water, education, agriculture, women’s initiatives, vocational training and medical care. The Obakki Foundation has drilled 1,000 water wells in South Sudan, bringing clean water to over 2 million people. In Cameroon, Treana has supported various orphanages and created 12 schools, including vocational programs and farming projects, giving thousands of young students an opportunity to reach their potential. In Bidi Bidi, the world’s largest refugee camp in Uganda, we are working to transition it from a crisis settlement to a sustainable city, with projects focusing on clean water, education, women’s initiatives and other basic needs.