Lokojo Community Well



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Country:
South Sudan

Program:
Wells for Sudan

GPS:
Latitude 3.83
Longitude 31.66

Impact:
500 Served

Project Status:
Installed


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Stories and Community Profile

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

Here are some of the stories… direct from the field.

“My name is Poni Scovia, I’m married and I have five children. On behalf of all the women from Lokojo village, I would like to send my heartfelt thanks to the donors and WHI crew for their efforts towards drilling this new well for our community.

“It has always been our prayer to have clean water in our community, so we thank God for the opportunity He has given to us. We shall maintain and make sure this well lasts long” She narrated.

Most of the women worked hard to collect the local materials on the site. They carried sand and stones for the concrete on their heads. With Poni as their leader, these women did everything in unity. Poni pledged to work hard towards to maintain the new well.

 

Drilling this time led us to Lokojo village where we found almost all the community members gathered and eagerly waiting for the crew. It was fun and encouraging to see people dancing, banging on pots , and jumping high because of a new borehole.

Among the people we interacted with was Mr. Lodiong Alex, who willingly narrated his story about the water problem, in his own words he said, “It’s been not that easy for us, the water sources are located very far and so much congested. When our wives go to for water it takes them almost a full day. It becomes worse during the dry season because the alternative streams dry.”

“I appreciate so much the donors for helping us. We the people from Lokojo send our heartfelt thanks and extend our appreciation. We are very grateful. Thank you for helping us. We have just come back from exile and almost everything is still to be developed, but we strongly believe God to see us through amidst all the difficult circumstances,” he concluded.


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Recent Project Updates


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

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


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12/13/2011: Lokojo Community Well Almost Complete

Construction is nearly complete on the new well for the Lokojo 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: 228
Install Date:  02/23/2012

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Functional
Last Visit: 08/05/2015
Well Depth:  150.00M

Visit History:
08/05/2015 — Functional




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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.