Nickelback guitarist emulates challenges of living in South Sudan (VIDEO)

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How would you feel if you had three cups of rice per day to eat? Or if you had to hike six kilometres just to get enough water for the day? Treana and Ryan Peake saw what it was like during their South Sudan Basic Needs Challenge.

Treana Peake is the founder of the Obakki Foundation, a non-profit organization that rehabilitates wells and water sources in Africa’s South Sudan. Along with her husband Ryan, guitarist for Canadian rock group Nickelback, the two underwent a four day challenge which attempted to emulate some of the difficulties experienced by the harsh living conditions of many South Sudanese.

From Monday, August 10, to Wednesday, August 12, the two ate three cups of rice per day – a typical South Sudanese diet. Thursday, August 13 they undertook a six kilometre hike while each carrying a 40 lb jerry can full of water.

A video captured the difficult journey, and change the Obakki Foundation hopes to make in the lives of others.

 

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