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Atlanta “Lost Boy” fulfills goal to dig drinking water wells in native Sudan

By Andrew Nelson | Published August 20, 2015

“Anything that can happen, good can come out of it. That’s why I have to write the book.”

CaptureMajok Marier wrote about his journey on the run as one of the Lost Boys of Sudan, from his village in east Africa to Atlanta.  The book is “Seed of South Sudan: Memoir of a ‘Lost Boy’ Refugee.”

He was profiled in the fall of 2014 when I interviewed him about his life, this book, and his efforts on behalf of the villagers left behind.

A goal was to use the proceeds of his book and other fundraising to dig water wells  in villages in Sudan.  He created a nonprofit, Wells for Hope, to raise the $9,000 to break ground and deliver clean water.

Now, he’s done that.

Here’s a link to see photos shared on 11Alive TV news about the work done by Majok to provide drinking water to the community.



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