Wowoli Community Well

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South Sudan

Wells for Sudan

Latitude 3.86
Longitude 31.65

400 Served

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

The following report was posted from the field…

It was a very interesting learning experience the time WHI drilled a well in Wowoli village.  We interacted with a number of people that included Richard Loguryang, a man with a sense of humor. Richard is very kind.  I was blessed to share a word with Richard and he had this to say:

“I’m so happy for the well drilled in our village, as a community we have been so much blessed and we really thank God for this privilege He has given to us. Water has been a very big problem to us. Streams have always been our only solution (Kibo stream), which has led to a high rate of infection.”

Richard is currently working as an Army Chaplain in Yei County. Though he is away from home most of the time, he is so much thrilled to have a water point in his village. He prays to God to bless the donor and WHI Crew & the donor for all the efforts they made towards the new well.

A mother of two children, married, and 68 year of age,  Josephine is still strong enough to go in the field and dig. During our conversation, she  narrated her story and had this to say,  “I lived in Uganda in 1952 with my husband. We ran to exile from the Anyanya 1 war (a rebel group in Sudan), and settled in the place called Busana- Uganda.”

Josephine says when they came back to Sudan, they found it hard to be accepted by the community, because they had stayed for so long in the diaspora. However, time solved this problem. The community finally accepted and embraced them.

Nevertheless, Josephine still admits that though other problems had been overcome, her family still faced hard times looking for water and food. She thanks God so much to let her see the water problem getting solved. “We are very happy to have clean water in our community. I really now think that God is to solve all our problems one by one; it is a mater of time. Many of our needs will be met” says a happy Josephine.

“I extend my heart felt thanks to the donors for the great work they do to help the poor. There is nothing we do for God that he doesn’t pay us back. I pray to the  Almighty to give everyone the best”, she concluded.

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Recent Project Updates

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

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

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12/13/2011: Wowoli Community Well Completed

Construction is complete on the new well for the Wowoli 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: 229
Install Date:  02/23/2012

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Last Visit: 08/05/2015
Well Depth:  190.00M

Visit History:
08/05/2015 — 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

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.