Project Status

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Sudan

Impact: 500 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 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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Project Type

Borehole and Hand Pump

Girls and women walk long distances for water when safe water is very often right under their feet! Underground rivers, called aquifers, often contain a constant supply of safe water – but you have to get to it. No matter what machine or piece of equipment is used, all drilling is aiming for a borehole that reaches into an aquifer. If the aquifer has water - and after the well is developed - we are able to pull water to the surface utilizing a hand-pump. If all goes as planned, the community is left with a safe, closed water source providing around 5 gallons of water a minute through a hand-pump.


1 individual donors