Kuruwa Well Project

Water Point
Project Features
Click icons to learn more

South Sudan

Wells for Sudan

Latitude 3.81
Longitude 31.65

500 Served

Project Status:

Take a Tour

Explore The Project

Stories and 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.”

Project Photos

Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Kuruwa, Southern Sudan
ProjectID: 206
Install Date:  07/31/2010

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Last Visit: 08/05/2015
Well Depth:  200.00M

Visit History:
08/05/2015 — Functional


13 individual donors
Southwestern Indiana Southern Baptist Asn

Want to start your own campaign? Learn more »

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)


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.