Kangapo Community Well



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Country:
South Sudan

Program:
Wells for Sudan

GPS:
Latitude 3.82
Longitude 31.65

Impact:
430 Served

Project Status:
Installed


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Stories and 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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Recent Project Updates


02/23/2012: New reports and photos from Kangapo

We’ve posted new stories and photos from the Kangapo Community Well project in South Sudan.


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12/13/2011: Construction Complete in Kangapo Community

Construction is complete on the new well for the Kangapo Community!  Pictures are being posted as they become available and a full report will be posted in a month or so.


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Monitoring Data


Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  South Sudan
ProjectID: 226
Install Date:  02/23/2012

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Functional
Last Visit: 08/05/2015
Well Depth:  90.00M

Visit History:
08/05/2015 — Functional




Sponsors


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


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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)

Facts:

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

The Water Project, Inc. is proud to be in partnership with Water Harvest International (WHI), a U.S.-based Christian safe water non-profit with an
operational base in Southern Sudan.

Between 2005 and  2007, several members
of the Radler family visited both North and South Sudan on mission
trips. Realizing the deep impact that clean water can have not only on
a community but also how it can aid in spreading the Gospel, The Radler
Foundation decided to start and fund a water drilling operation based
in Kajo Keji County, South Sudan.

In May of 2008, as planning and
development was taking shape, the Lord blessed the Foundation and
brought Stephen Huber on board as WHI's first employee. Stephen moved
to Sudan in July of 2008 to set up operations in-country.

Through 2008, WHI's support team in Texas acquired the necessary equipment to send to Sudan, including a PAT Drill 301-TP air/mud rig, Toyota Landcruiser, and Tata 4WD Lorry.
Stephen, on the ground in Sudan, began construction of a building and
compound where the operation would be based. The first Sudanese to work
with WHI was George Lukwago, who had recently graduated from university
with a major in Rural Development. Then, with his background as an NGO
contractor, multiple vocational degrees, and a trained pastor, Asiki
Isaac became the second Sudanese on our team.  After more preparations,
WHI started drilling in 2009 and has been busy every since. 
 

Today, WHI operates with a team of thirteen Sudanese workers
including: a full time Sanitation Coordinator who oversees all aspects
of sanitation training, a Ministry Coordinator who oversees evangelism
and Christian communal development, an expert Pump Installation Team,
and numerous assistant drillers.  The team is currently completing
around two wells a week.