In the far-reaching corners of South Sudan, one of the last truly preserved pastoralist and animist societies roams the African terrain alongside their revered cattle. In the midst of a severe water shortage crisis, these cattle camps have been reduced to conflict in order to access precious resources like water. With 80% of the internal conflict in South Sudan emanating from these battling cattle camps, there are now threats to dissolve the camps, extinguishing this culture’s ancient way of life.
With the provision of water, we hope we can help these cattle camps create a sustainable framework for peace, health and growth.
Working with the UN, we have launched a pilot project in UN-identified hot zones, where we will drill wells and livestock watering stations. If this project is successful in breaking the cycle of conflict, the template could be used across all areas of the country—preserving a historical culture rather than destroying it.
100% of public donations and 100% of proceeds from the purchase of our Preserved In Time collection go toward drilling water wells for these camps.
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