Wayaga Village

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South Sudan

Wells for Sudan

Latitude 3.45
Longitude 31.36

200 Served

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May the good Lord bless all those who contributed for the success of this wells.

Annet - Community Member

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Story from Pastor Charles Sokiri

The church of Wayaga Baptist was opened on 01/07/10, it has a population of 80 members. This village has 45 family heads, the source of water for this village is an open well dug by the community members. During dry season, the open well go dry and then people have to move to the shallow well near Jalimo Secondary School and the Orphanage primary school, which is two kilometers away. Unfortunately, during the school days the school locks up the well and its locked completely when the school is not operating.

The major problem in this village is how to get safe and clean water. The above mentioned well is shallow and gets contaminated easily. For example, the wells are now contaminated with running water from rain. Not only that, frogs and some aquatic animals are laying their eggs in the water.

The community of Wayaga was crying out for safe and clean water.  On June 1st, 2011 the well was completed. Our implementing partner then shared the following stories with us…

Annet is a young lady of 26 years. She gave a reason of why they needed a borehole in their village. She said, when they came back from Uganda, they used to get water from a stream which dries up in the dry season. Sometimes they dug the dry sand along the river to act as a filter.

As I went to take the picture of the well they were using, the water looked so dirty for human consumption. Living organism, organic materials, and all run off water from the rain is dumped into the open hole. This open well had become an agent of death instead of giving life to the people. Many people in this village especially children are suffering from water related diseases such as scabies, rashes, stomach ache, and typhoid.

Annet expressed her joy by saying: ” this borehole will save us from moving long distance, sleeping outside during dry season, and coming late to the church.”

She concluded her story by thanking the donor for the support. “May the good Lord bless all those who contributed for the success of this wells.” Says Juan.

Message from the local Pastor:

On behalf of the entire Christian Community of Wayaga, the Pastor thanked the donor and all those who have worked tirelessly, to see to it that the new well is drilled. “We are  very much appreciative for the help you have extended to us, may God bless you all.”

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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Wayaga Village, South Sudan
ProjectID: 215
Install Date:  07/06/2011

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

Visit History:
08/06/2015 — Functional


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.