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

The Jerebong Community Well is complete.  We received the following stories directly from the field...

My name is Alice Poni; I was born in 1965 and grew up with my parents though it was not all that easy. We did not have a settled life because all the time we ran into hiding until the Comprehensive Peace Agreement was signed.

My husband joined the army and left me home, so I look after the family alone. I’m thrilled to see this new well drilled near the church compound. Being one of the church leader, I feel so much encouraged to see the community joining hands to work for this new well. We really had no water in our village but God has brought it.

I think there will not be any more sharing with animals from one open water source. We also pray that the raising number of water borne diseases will reduce because the medical care units are very far from our community. May God bless the Donors and the WHI crew for the great work they are doing.

"I’m called Pastor Simon Lupai Evans from Jerebong; I was born in 1979 and grew up in Uganda due to the war that was in Sudan by then. Together with my family, we came back to Sudan in 2005 after the signing of the comprehensive peace agreement.

I was so much obsessed with alcohol by then which caused my wife to die because of lack of proper care.  When the message of Jesus reached my village, I accepted and thank God that things worked out.  As I speak, I’m the pastor of Jerebong Baptist Church," he proudly revealed.

According to Simon, the community has been drinking from the streams (Limiyo and Kaibo Streams). "During the dry season the community share the streams with pigs and other animals."  The pastor extended his heart felt thanks to the Donor community and all those involved in providing clean water to the needy communities.

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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!