Kanam Village Well



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Country:
South Sudan

Program:
Wells for Sudan

GPS:
Latitude 3.78
Longitude 31.65

Impact:
500 Served

Project Status:
Installed


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Stories and Community Profile

This new well will serve the local village with 250 people as well as neighboring villages of over 400.


Story from Ajariya Bande

“The whole of kanam village
has three open streams. The water from these wells are milky with some
living organisms in it. We drink this water because it is the only water
we can get. As a result our village has a good number of people with
water borne diseases.

The water from this village
during dry season is shared together with cattle and goats. Both animals
and humans lack water during dry season. Sometimes the wells dries up
when little rains are experienced throughout the year.”

Bande was very happy to see
the drilling going on in his village. He said, “We are now saved from
our long suffering. May God bless the donors for this well.”


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Monitoring Data


Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Kanam Village, Southern Sudan
ProjectID: 205
Install Date:  07/15/2010

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Functional
Last Visit: 08/05/2015
Well Depth:  150.00M

Visit History:
08/05/2015 — Functional




Sponsors


9 individual donors
Baker Memorial United Methodist Church
Oakham School


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Country Details

South Sudan

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)

Facts:

Population: 41.3 Million
Lacking clean water: 30%
Below poverty line: 40%
Climate: Tropical in south; arid in north (desert); rainy season varies by region
Languages: Arabic (official), Nubian, Ta Bedawie, English
Ethnic Groups: Black 52%, Arab 39%, Beja 6%, Foreigners 2%
Life Expectancy: 58 years
Infant Mortality Rate: 81 deaths per 1000 live births

(Source: CIA The Word Factbook, LWI)

Partner Profile

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.

Through 2008, WHI's support team in Texas acquired the necessary equipment to send to Sudan, including a PAT Drill 301-TP air/mud rig, Toyota Landcruiser, and Tata 4WD Lorry.
Stephen, on the ground in Sudan, began construction of a building and
compound where the operation would be based. The first Sudanese to work
with WHI was George Lukwago, who had recently graduated from university
with a major in Rural Development. Then, with his background as an NGO
contractor, multiple vocational degrees, and a trained pastor, Asiki
Isaac became the second Sudanese on our team.  After more preparations,
WHI started drilling in 2009 and has been busy every since. 
 

Today, WHI operates with a team of thirteen Sudanese workers
including: a full time Sanitation Coordinator who oversees all aspects
of sanitation training, a Ministry Coordinator who oversees evangelism
and Christian communal development, an expert Pump Installation Team,
and numerous assistant drillers.  The team is currently completing
around two wells a week.