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South Sudan

Wells for South Sudan - NeverThirst

Latitude 5.36
Longitude 30.31

500 Served

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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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Recent Project Updates

08/27/2013: Jarangala Project Complete!

At long last, we are very excited to report that the water project in Jarangala, South Sudan, is complete!  The new well brings a source of safe, clean water right into the community rather than 2 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: Pictures From Jarangala!

We are excited to let you know that we have received a couple pictures from Jarangala, South Sudan.  The work to create a new well for the community is progressing, and we hope to have a full report on the project from our partner in the field soon.  But for now we wanted to make sure you saw the two pictures we recently received.  Take a look, and we’ll let you know as soon as we learn anything more.

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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Boma: Mundri, Payam: Mundri, County: Mundri West
ProjectID: 246
Install Date:  08/27/2013

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Last Visit: 07/29/2015

Visit History:
07/29/2015 — 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

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.