Project Status

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Sudan

Impact: 60 Served

Project Phase: 
Community Managed
Implementing Partner Monitoring Data Unavailable
Initial Installation: Jan 2010

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Community Profile

A new well has been constructed in the village of Muresuk, Kigwo in Southern Sudan.  The drilling was finished on Jan. 12, 2010.

This small village is home to 12 households of approximately 60 people.  The well also serves a church and school, both in an adjacent village.

Community Connection:


Kakule Margret

“In this village we get our
water from a stream.  The water amount of water depends on how much
rain we get each year.  This last year the rain was not much so right
now the stream is dry.  Getting water this year has become a big
problem.  We would have to go very early to the dry stream bed and dig
the sand and wait for the water to seep from the sand.  We are worried
about our water.  Though it looks clean, it has a bad smell.  We
believe it is contaminated with things we cannot see.  Furthermore, the
stream is a long distance from our village.  We become tired of walking
the long distance and we also share it with the animals.

We are praying for the borehole to be drilled in our village to solve
the above problems.  The whole village is sick of unsafe water.”


Samuel Wani

“We used to get our water at
Kigwo Stream.  This is mainly during the rainy season.  IN the dry
months the streams goes completely dry.  This is the period where all
living things including cattle, goats, and humans suffer from lack of

We were planning to move to the bank of the Nile River this month because there was little rain and the stream was dry.

Today we are saved from dying due to lack of water and water born
diseases.  Our children used to fall sick frequently.  We believe that
because of the new borehole we will see a change.

We are so blessed for the sanitation training.  Now that we have water, we are going to make sure the sanitation and hygiene issues must be improved in this
village.  Thank you!  May God bless the people who gave use this water.”


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Project Updates

New Well is Complete in Kigwo


Just in from Stephen H., the drilling supervisor at WHI – our implementing partner in Sudan…

“We are finally finished drilling the well in Muresuk village and let me tell you it was one of the toughest wells we have drilled yet!  We actually drilled two different holes.  On the first attempt, we drilled all the way down to 100m (328ft) and only found a small amount of water.  The amount of water was so small it didn’t keep the dust down as we drilled further.


New well under construction in Kigwo Sudan


[singlepic id=1 w=320 h=240 float=right]Hi Water Project!  This is Stephen Huber, Project Manager for WHI and I am happy to tell you that we started drilling your well yesterday (Jan. 7th)  in the village of Muresuk in Kigwo Boma S. Sudan.  We have drilled down to about 24m yesterday and hope to finish the drilling today.  The drilling is slow going due to the hardness of the rock.

Kigwo is the most undeserved Bomas (sub-counties) in Kajo Keji County.  It has four villages and only one water well.  Until recently, the area was very inaccessible due to very poor road conditions and unexploded land mines.  Thankfully, deminers have been working hard clearing the road and another NGO has grated the road and built bridges.

Needless to say, the villagers are very excited!  Many villagers have shown up to help and contribute labor, materials for pad construction, and food for the crew.  The WHI crew is very excited as well to help these people that have been neglected for far to long.  Thank you for your support and we will continue to keep you updated on the drilling process.  Please have a look at the pictures that were taken yesterday.

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Project Type

Borehole and Hand Pump

Girls and women walk long distances for water when safe water is very often right under their feet! Underground rivers, called aquifers, often contain a constant supply of safe water – but you have to get to it. No matter what machine or piece of equipment is used, all drilling is aiming for a borehole that reaches into an aquifer. If the aquifer has water - and after the well is developed - we are able to pull water to the surface utilizing a hand-pump. If all goes as planned, the community is left with a safe, closed water source providing around 5 gallons of water a minute through a hand-pump.


Jumps 4 Joy