Lomura Community Well

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South Sudan

Wells for Sudan

Latitude 3.49
Longitude 31.39

300 Served

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Stories and Community Profile

Our implementing partner recently completed the installation of a new well for the village of Lomura in South Sudan.  While developing the project they met with Celina and Duka who shared some of their story.

Celina Juru was born in 1982 in Lomura village. Like other people in the village, Celina has struggled for water in the community.  She narrated to us how she has managed to live in her village amidst water shortage.

In her words, Celina tells her story…

“Most of the people from this community gather and drink water from streams and hand dug wells. In the rainy season the water turns milky, and living organisms can be seen moving in the water. This situation has forced many people to move away from the village. In my family we have only survive by filtering the water using the sand bio filter.”

“During the war our family stayed in Oligi Camp, Uganda. We stayed there for two months and moved on to Belameling until eventually we returned home.” She said that life was not that easy while in exile and she always wished to come back home where she could have total peace in her home land.

The 29-year-old Juru extended her heart felt thanks to both the Donors and  WHI for the great gift they have given her. She prays for God’s blessings to befall all those who had a hand in the construction of the new well.

While in Lomura village, we met a number of people from the community. According to the Data collected, the well is expected to benefit an approximate population of 300 people.

One of the the beneficiaries was the Community Farm, which trains farmers on the modern ways of looking after animals (Cross breeding). Duku Suka is the person in charge of the farm, and he narrated to us the background of the Farm.

He had this to say…

“The Farm was established in 2004 to cater for the live stock and to act as a Demonstration Center for the people of Kajo-Keji. Right now the centre is used by different people to conduct work shops and training programs.”

With the increasing number of animals and  workshops being conducted from the compound, the need for the new well was so desperate.” Duku expressed his gratitude to the Donors and Water Harvest staff for the efforts rendered towards the new well. His player is that God would continually bless those who struggle to provide clean water to the  under privileged.

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Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Lomura, South Sudan
ProjectID: 220
Install Date:  10/11/2011

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Last Visit: 08/05/2015
Well Depth:  150.00M

Visit History:
08/05/2015 — 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.