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

Story From
Cicilia Gwoka

Cicilia is a moth of two
children and also the Mother Union leader in Lepo ECS chruch.  She told
me her concerns about water while we were drilling.

“We share our water source
with animals, including pigs, cattle and goats.  Our village suffers
from a number of water borne diseases like stomach aches, typhoid, and
worms.  We applied to the government for clean water but nothing

One day, some men with a
small truck came to our church and said they wanted to drill a borehole
for our community.  I did not know where they came from, but today I saw
the same people and the same truck and I knew they would fulfill their

WHI has answered our
prayers.  I would like to thank WHI and the donors for the borehole in
our village.  We were neglected by the government, but today God is
visiting us through his servants.  May God bless this organization.”

Story from Jackson

Jackson thanks the WHI team
and the donors for bringing clean water to the church and his community.

“Since 1911, during British
colonization, we had never heard of a borehole.  Even in the recent
years ,our community did not know they existed.  We only knew of getting
water from streams.  However, when WHI arrived, all of this changed.

The whole community of
Kuruwa congregated and watched the drilling process.  Our community has
suffered from many water borne diseases, so learning about WHI’s arrival
and the clean water they were bringing was great news.

Now that there is clean
water in our village we will be building a nursery school for our young
children.  Thanks be to all of the donors and the WHI crew.”

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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.


13 individual donors
Southwestern Indiana Southern Baptist Asn