All donations collected through Elizabeth Essentials will go toward clean water initiatives in Marial Bai, South Sudan to serve the growing community and local schools. Unicef estimates fewer than 30% of people in South Sudan have access to sanitary water. That number is even greater in rural areas like Marial Bai. Women and children often walk up to eight hours a day fetching water for their families. Access to convenient and clean water sources greatly reduces the risk of death from water born illnesses like Cholera, Typhoid, and Hepatitis A. Abundance of clean water also increases school enrollment and academic performance of girls by allowing them to focus on their studies instead of water collection.

Gifts are also accepted via cash or check.

Checks may be mailed to:

The Valentino Achak Deng Foundation
849 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA 94110

Your gift could double if your company has a matching gift program. Please ask your human resources office for the appropriate forms and guidelines. 

Please contact the U.S. office ( to contribute by phone or discuss any of the following:
• Monthly payment plans
• Tax receipts or donation summaries
• Contributions of stock and securities
• Contributions of property - e.g. real estate or vehicles
• Planned Giving: Please consider including the Valentino Achak Deng Foundation of the USA, in your will, trust, retirement plan, or life insurance policy.