Waji



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Country:
South Sudan

Program:
Wells for Sudan - Schools

GPS:
Latitude 3.78
Longitude 31.68

Impact:
100 Served

Project Status:
Installed


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Waji Village

Story from Moses Munda

Moses is one of the Church
teachers in the Episcopal church of the Sudan. He had been appointed by
the administration of the church to lead the church in this village. Not
only that mosses is married to one wife with five children.

Moses told me the problems
they had in their church as they tried to organize for any fellowship
for the Christians. One of the major challenges was how to get clean
water for the Christians. They had to walk three miles or more to get
clean water, and yet the nature of the roads does not allow bicycle to
be used .the roads are full of big rock and deep potholes.

“As we continued to pray to
our loving God, we believed strongly that He was going to answer our
prayer. Today God has answered our prayer May His name be praised. May
God bless the hands of the donors and those who worked hard to drill
this bore hole for us”.

Story from Christine Adupiyo

Christine was born in Gwari
village .she got married to Taban who is a resident of Waji village.
They have five children. Christine tells her story.

“Before I married my husband,
we had been getting drinking water from a bore hole. But when I got
married life changed. I started drinking water from a stream. This water
was so dirty; animal drinking from the same source and the water smells
cattle urine.

I got a lot of problem as I
continued drinking from this stream. My children were suffering from
worms. Not only my children, I started suffering from body rashes
followed by stomach ache and today as I talk, my first-born child who is
twelve is having typhoid.

I am so grateful that God has
answered our prayer. The water we were taking was only to keep us alive
though we were suffering from diseases but this borehole is giving us
hope for better future. The money used for treatment is going to be used
for raising our children and getting better education .May God bless
WHI and all those who are with us in prayer.


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Monitoring Data


Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Waji, Southern Sudan
ProjectID: 207
Install Date:  07/08/2010

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Needs Repair
Last Visit: 08/05/2015
Well Depth:  120.00M

Notes:

We are actively working with this partner to resolve the issues in this community. The "last visit" date is not necessarily the date we were notified by the partner of any potential problems. Once informed of downtime, we work to respond quickly. We will update the project status when these issues are resolved.

Visit History:
08/05/2015 — Needs Repair




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.