The Jerebong Community Well is complete. We received the following stories directly from the field...
My name is Alice Poni; I was born in 1965 and grew up with my parents though it was not all that easy. We did not have a settled life because all the time we ran into hiding until the Comprehensive Peace Agreement was signed.
My husband joined the army and left me home, so I look after the family alone. I’m thrilled to see this new well drilled near the church compound. Being one of the church leader, I feel so much encouraged to see the community joining hands to work for this new well. We really had no water in our village but God has brought it.
I think there will not be any more sharing with animals from one open water source. We also pray that the raising number of water borne diseases will reduce because the medical care units are very far from our community. May God bless the Donors and the WHI crew for the great work they are doing.
"I’m called Pastor Simon Lupai Evans from Jerebong; I was born in 1979 and grew up in Uganda due to the war that was in Sudan by then. Together with my family, we came back to Sudan in 2005 after the signing of the comprehensive peace agreement.
I was so much obsessed with alcohol by then which caused my wife to die because of lack of proper care. When the message of Jesus reached my village, I accepted and thank God that things worked out. As I speak, I’m the pastor of Jerebong Baptist Church," he proudly revealed.
According to Simon, the community has been drinking from the streams (Limiyo and Kaibo Streams). "During the dry season the community share the streams with pigs and other animals." The pastor extended his heart felt thanks to the Donor community and all those involved in providing clean water to the needy communities.
02/23/2012: Jerebong Community Well is Completed
A new well has been completed for the Jerebong Community in South Sudan. We've posted reports from the field, pictures and GPS coordinates
From its independence in 1956 until 2005, Sudanese were caught in ongoing civil warfare between the north and south, resulting in extreme violence and devastation, and what humanitarian organizations call a "lost generation."
Due to its war-torn past, the country lacks almost every part of what modern society considers a necessity:
access to basic health care services, educational opportunities, electricity and infrastructure, a working economy, and most of all - clean water. The country is rebuilding, but is starting from almost nothing. One recent report indicated there were no more than six miles of paved roads in all of South Sudan. (Source: WHI)
(Source: CIA The Word Factbook, LWI)
The Water Project, Inc. is proud to be in partnership with Water Harvest International (WHI), a U.S.-based Christian safe water non-profit with an
operational base in Southern Sudan.
Between 2005 and 2007, several members of the Radler family visited both North and South Sudan on mission trips. Realizing the deep impact that clean water can have not only on a community but also how it can aid in spreading the Gospel, The Radler Foundation decided to start and fund a water drilling operation based in Kajo Keji County, South Sudan.
In May of 2008, as planning and development was taking shape, the Lord blessed the Foundation and brought Stephen Huber on board as WHI's first employee. Stephen moved to Sudan in July of 2008 to set up operations in-country.
A Christian well-drilling NGO in Southern Sudan
WHI drills for rural communities, usually with 10-50 households. Most villagers are originally from this area, but were forced to leave during the long years of civil war and have only recently returned to their ancestral lands.
A new well for a community in Sudan
Project Type: Hand Pumped Well
Location: Jerebong - Kangapo South Sudan