Project Status

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Sudan

Impact: 500 Served

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

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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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Project Type

Abundant water is often right under our feet! Beneath the Earth’s surface, rivers called aquifers flow through layers of sediment and rock, providing a constant supply of safe water. For borehole wells, we drill deep into the earth, allowing us to access this water which is naturally filtered and protected from sources of contamination at the surface level. First, we decide where to drill by surveying the area and determining where aquifers are likely to sit. To reach the underground water, our drill rigs plunge through meters (sometimes even hundreds of meters!) of soil, silt, rock, and more. Once the drill finds water, we build a well platform and attach a hand pump. If all goes as planned, the community is left with a safe, closed water source providing around five gallons of water per minute! Learn more here!


9 individual donors
Baker Memorial United Methodist Church
Oakham School