Project Status



Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Sudan

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Jul 2010

Functionality Status:  Partner Monitoring Unavailable

Last Checkup: 08/05/2015

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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

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.



Sponsors


9 individual donors
Baker Memorial United Methodist Church
Oakham School