Jerebong Community Well

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South Sudan

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Latitude 3.75
Longitude 31.50

500 Served

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Stories and 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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02/23/2012: Jerebong Community Well is Completed

A new well has been completed for the Jerebong Community in South Sudan.  We’ve posted reports from the field, pictures and GPS coordinates

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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Jerebong - Kangapo South Sudan
ProjectID: 231
Install Date:  02/23/2012

Monitoring Data
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Last Visit: 08/06/2015
Well Depth:  75.00M

Visit History:
08/06/2015 — 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.