Hai Tarawa

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South Sudan

Wells for South Sudan - NeverThirst

Latitude 5.35
Longitude 30.31

500 Served

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The water project at Hai Tarawa is part of our partner’s program in South Sudan.

Hai Tarawa is a rural community of more than 1000 people.  (Editor’s Note: While this many people may have access on any given day, realistically a single water source can only support a population of 350-500 people.  To learn more, click here.)  Before the completion of this water project, the people of Hai Tarawa would travel more than a mile to gather water from an unprotected river.  According to members of the community, this water caused diarrhea, malaria, typhoid, stomach pain.

The community is very excited to have this new source of safe clean water so close.  The testimonies below were gathered by our partner from those who will benefit from this project:

Joy Lawrence said, “Before this hand pump, we would drink from the river. It was very far for us. We would walk for about an hour to get there. We had illnesses like diarrhea, malaria, typhoid. We think there will be much less sickness now. We were very happy when we heard that we were going to get a hand pump in our village and today we are very happy. We will make sure to keep the place very clean to prevent sicknesses here too. Maybe we will get filters someday too.”

Cecelia Augustina said,”We are happy because the water is here and we don’t have to go long distances for water or sometimes go without what we need. We are happy because we are drinking clean water and we won’t have diarrhea or stomach pain. We also thank God for helping us raise the maintenance and repair fund. We give glory to him for the borehole.We thank him for providing donors to give money for the bore well. We also pray for this water pump to stay clean. We have hope that God will continue to provide for our needs in the future.”

It is so great to hear the determination in their words to make this project a success, so that it can truly bring change to the community.  Thank you for your help!

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Recent Project Updates

08/28/2013: New Pictures From Hai Tarawa

Just a quick note to let you know we just posted a few more pictures of the water project in Hai Tarawa, South Sudan.  Take a look, and Thank You for your help!

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08/05/2013: Hai Tarawa Project Complete!

We are excited to report that the community of Hai Tarawa in South Sudan has a new source of safe, clean water.  We know you were originally told about the community of Mangata, but unfortunately our partner had to move the project to a different location.  We just posted a report about Hai Tarawa from our partner in the field including information about the community, GPS coordinates, and pictures of the project.  The pictures are rather large files, but definitely worth the download time!  Thank you for your help!

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04/11/2013: Status Update From South Sudan

Wondering what might be going on with your project in South Sudan?  We realize it has been quite a while.  We have had some recent communication with our partner in the field, and we can assure you, the work is being done.  The difficulty with this region is that while in South Sudan, our partners have virtually no ability to communicate their progress to us.  Once the work is completed, and they come to a region where they have that ability, we will receive full reports on all of the projects they are working on.  And as soon as we have that information, we will pass it right on to you.

Thanks for your patience!

Project Data

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Boma: Mundri, Payam: Mundri, County: Mundri West
ProjectID: 244
Install Date:  08/05/2013

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

Neverthirst is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that has been in operation since 2008.
They are currently working in India, South Sudan, Sudan, Central African Republic, and starting to
work in Cambodia. Their mission is simple: Neverthirst exists to provide clean and living water to the
poor through the local church. They desire, along with The Water Project, for communities to use clean water towards realizing long term sustainable development.