Martule Village Well

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South Sudan

Wells for Sudan

Latitude 3.74
Longitude 31.58

200 Served

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Stories and Community Profile

Susan was born in
Wede Village and got married to Stadled Budyung at the age of 15 when
she was still in primary three. She is now 30 years old and has five
children.  As a mother, Susan has to look for water for her family.  The
whole village of Martule has been getting water from an open well which
was dug by the community.  In her own words, Susan tells her story:

“The water from these wells
looks clean and clear during dry season, but during the rainy season,
running water deposits in all the foreign material making water to smell
very bad.

Water borne diseases like
stomachache, Typhoid and fungi are common in this village.  Boiling of
water is considered less important as many people return from their
garden very tired and cannot boil the water.  Today, I would like to
thank the people who have given to us this clean and abundant water,
which is a very big blessing to our community.

May God richly bless you.

I would like to
thank God for this great thing he has done in this community.  We have
been depending on hand dug wells which are located near streams. This
water has some living organisms, which are visible.  Leaves also
contaminate the water.

Many people in this village
don’t boil their drinking water, and as a result, they suffer from
water borne diseases such as stomachache, headache, and body rashes.
Typhoid is also common.

I would like to thank the
donor of this well.  As a church, this water has encouraged our
believers that our God is a loving God, and does not segregate among his
people.  Glory be to Him.

I would also like to thank
the WHI crew for the spirit of work that God has given to you.  You are
so special, loving, and hard working.   May God bless you.

-Abe Yoash (Pastor of Martule Baptist Church)

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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Martule Village, Kajo-Keji, Sudan
ProjectID: 212
Install Date:  08/12/2010

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Last Visit: 08/06/2015
Well Depth:  150.00M

Visit History:
08/06/2015 — Functional


31 individual donors
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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.