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

The well in Dilago has been completed.

Story from Paibe Manoja
Dirago/Kabele Village

Paibe and his community get
their water from Bibisoni Stream.  When dry season comes the stream
dries up and the whole village has to walk far to one of the open wells
that were dug many years ago.

“The open well is very deep,
we don’t know how many meters down it is but there is water throughout
the year.  Other villages also use this well.  Before the war, the water
from the well was very clean and free of germs.  However, since we have
come back from the refugee camps the water has changed a lot.”

“The color of the water has
changed and sometimes the water smells bad because the well is
surrounded by trees and the leaves fall into the water.  The village has
suffered from many waterborne diseases because of this well.”

“I would like to express my
appreciation and thanks to WHI and the donor of this borehole.  Last
night we were praising God for what has happened.  May God bless you

Story from Keyi James Alese
Dirago Village

Alese is married with three
children and is a teacher at Ebenezer Nursery School.  Alese was on sick
leave from work when WHI arrived in Dirago to drill the well so this
gave me a chance to interact with him.  Alese tells his story:

“I was born in this village
in 1980 and spent the first seven years of my life here.  When the war
broke out my family was forced into exile in Uganda.  In Uganda, we
stayed in the refugee camps and this life was very miserable.  The UN
would give us food aid and then the rebels would come at night and steal
the food.”

“I came back to Sudan in 2005
after the signing of the peace agreement.  Everything was different.
Most of the roads were impassable due to land mine explosions and we
could only get our water from nearby streams.  I think this is why there
were so many waterborne diseases.”

“I thank God that this organization has begun to solve the problem of lack of access to clean water here in Sudan.”

James is a very polite young
man with a sense of humor.  He makes jokes most of the time and is very
active in the community; no wonder he was elected to the village

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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!


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