Project Status

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Sudan

Impact: 430 Served

Project Phase: 
Community Managed
Implementing Partner Monitoring Data Unavailable
Initial Installation: Feb 2012

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Community Profile

Construction is complete on the new well for the Kangapo Community!

The following reports were gathered in the field...

"My name is Jokudu Kiden Jane, I’m 35 years old and married with four Children," Jane proudly says.  She also says that her age is shooting up very fast that she even has grand children despite looking young.  She thanks God so much for protecting her from various life threatening events.

Kiden’s journey has not been smooth.  She had to cross a stormy sea at some point in her life. She ran to Uganda for exile and stayed in the refugee camp for two years until she left with her husband.

Jane recalls one time she was strangled by the rebels and she narrowly escaped death. It was a joy coming back home (South Sudan) where she could raise children. " I could not wait coming back to Sudan.  I was always looking forward to it" says the smiling lady.  However, she says the joy they had was short lived by the draught. When the draught comes, it takes long and all the crops die off. Sometimes the rains fall so heavily  that all the crops are destroyed. "I’m so worried even this time it has over rained, and the rains have destroyed all our crops."  she says.

"I’m so happy for the donors and to God for this opportunity that has been given to us. Water has been a big problem to us that have execrated many problems in our area. We are looking forward to getting water that is free of any contamination"  Said Jane with a big smile on the face.

"I thank God for the opportunity he has given to us.  It is not an easy thing to get such an asset in the community. We have struggled for so long as a church , but all our efforts towards getting clean water has always turned out to be fruitless. Thank God that today we have got what we yarned for so long."  These were the words Richard spoken to us when we visited Kangapo village for drilling.

Richard is approaching  sixty years of age and was so exited to have a new well. Richard, along with the rest of the members from the community, worked tirelessly towards the completion of the borehole drilled to the community.  As a pastor of the local church in the village, Richard also took up the responsibility of taking care of the drill crew during our stay in the village.

"I thank God very much for the blessings he extends towards his children. I also appreciate the donor for the generosity and willingness to share God given resources with the needy people of south Sudan" he concluded.


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Project Type

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!


15 individual donors
Dobbins Venick Kuhn & Byassee
Ted Drennan and Bonnie Gariety
St Josephs Institution International Elementary School