People settled in this area because of the strong agricultural foundation, but drought has dried up their crops along with their hope for a thriving future. Now the women and children spend the entire day collecting water at a seasonal marsh, walking over three hours in each direction. This leaves no time for school, gardening, tending to their homes or even washing their clothes or themselves. When the marsh dries up, the people of War Kume are left to drink from puddles of grimy water that pose an even greater health risk. The residents know that their village has great potential and bringing them clean water will be the first step to realizing that dream.
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.
65% rayon | 35% modal
Dimensions – 130 cm x 130 cm
Hand-wash in warm water and lay flat to dry.
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.