Project Status

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for South Sudan - NeverThirst

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase: 
Community Managed
Implementing Partner Monitoring Data Unavailable
Initial Installation: Aug 2013

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Community Profile

The water project at Jarangala is part of our partner's program in South Sudan.

Jarangala is a rural village of more than 700 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 Jarangala would travel more than 2 miles to draw water from an unprotected river!  Village members attributed various health issues to drinking and gathering the water and its location including diarrhea, chest pains, and various other ailments.  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.

How will this new well effect life in the village?  The people of the community can tell us best:

Lilian, a 30 year old community member shared, "Since we walk close to 3 miles to the river, it take us 2 hrs to get there and get back home. During the dry session there is no water in the river and we dig in the river for a long time to find water."

Charity Aya, a 31 year old mother of 4 said, "Here we are happy because clean water is now available in our area. No more cases of diarrhea, cast pain and malaria. We thank God for our project. God bless you. We love having clean water in our village. We pray for our project."

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

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Abundant water is often right under our feet! Beneath the Earth’s surface, rivers called aquifers flow through layers of sediment and rock, providing a constant supply of safe water. For borehole wells, we drill deep into the earth, allowing us to access this water which is naturally filtered and protected from sources of contamination at the surface level. First, we decide where to drill by surveying the area and determining where aquifers are likely to sit. To reach the underground water, our drill rigs plunge through meters (sometimes even hundreds of meters!) of soil, silt, rock, and more. Once the drill finds water, we build a well platform and attach a hand pump. If all goes as planned, the community is left with a safe, closed water source providing around five gallons of water per minute! Learn more here!


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