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The Water Project: Medewu -
The Water Project: Medewu -
The Water Project: Medewu -
The Water Project: Medewu -
The Water Project: Medewu -
The Water Project: Medewu -
The Water Project: Medewu -
The Water Project: Medewu -
The Water Project: Medewu -

Project Status



Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for South Sudan - NeverThirst

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Jun 2013

Functionality Status:  Partner Monitoring Unavailable

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Community Profile

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

Medewu is a rural village of more than 600 people.  Before the completion of this water project, the people of Medewu would travel close to 3 miles to another village to draw water from their well.  Many of the village members noted how wonderful it will be to have all of those hours available for investment in their own community rather than walking to fetch water. Young people, including Jocelyn, age 10, and Emmanuel, age 9, (both pictured below) would make this journey, 2 hours each way, twice a day.  Now those many hours can be spent in school and working with their families to raise food and livestock.

What potential will be unlocked in this community now that clean water is available?  Thank you for your help!

Project Updates


06/10/2013: Medewu Project Complete!

At long last, we are very excited to report that the water project in Medewu, South Sudan, is complete!  The new well brings a source of safe, clean water right into the community rather than 3 miles away.  We just posted a report from our partner in the field including information about the community, GPS coordinates, and pictures of the project.  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 Photos


Project Type

Borehole and Hand Pump

Girls and women walk long distances for water when safe water is very often right under their feet! Underground rivers, called aquifers, often contain a constant supply of safe water – but you have to get to it. No matter what machine or piece of equipment is used, all drilling is aiming for a borehole that reaches into an aquifer. If the aquifer has water - and after the well is developed - we are able to pull water to the surface utilizing a hand-pump. If all goes as planned, the community is left with a safe, closed water source providing around 5 gallons of water a minute through a hand-pump.