Sera-Logo Village



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Country:
South Sudan

Program:
Wells for Sudan

GPS:
Latitude 3.89
Longitude 31.63

Impact:
250 Served

Project Status:
Installed


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Stories and Community Profile

After various delays on construction and reporting, our partner in the field reports that the water project in the community of Sera-Logo, in South Sudan, is complete.   The report below gives the story of two members of the community and shares how this new well will directly impact their lives:

Poni’s Story:

“I am called Poni  Alice Duku. We warmly welcome the people of  Water Harvest to our village. I was born in 1971 in Jalimo village and got married to my husband Duku John in 1994.

When I ran in exile in Lefori, Uganda during the war, we had two children and faced a very hard time. We came back to South Sudan in 1997 and from that time we have fetched water from streams and rivers, and some far distances.

However, we have common cases of Typhoid and Bilhazia. I thank the donors so much because since we got this new well, such cases have been reduced and we very much appreciate God for his provision and protection.”

Kenyi’s Story:

“My name is Kenyi Alex and I am very glad to have this opportunity of getting a borehole in our village. I was born in this village in 1974 and was married in 2000. God has blessed me with three children.

Before we were drinking water from the streams. Our mothers moved long distances to get water for drinking. Most of the streams were seasonal which made people always travel very far. Because of this, there were common cases of snake bites and Tsetse flies which cause sleeping sickness.

Lastly we are give thanks to our heavenly father God to bless the people of Water Harvest and the donors for drilling for us the bore hole. We can now have safe water. May the almighty God bless you all.”


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Recent Project Updates


10/22/2012: Sera-Logo Well Completed

We are excited to report that the water project in Sera-Logo, South Sudan, has been completed.  Though the well was actually finished in February, we have just recently received the final reports detailing the project.  We have just posted that report, including GPS coordinates, pictures, and the personal stories of two members of the community.  Check it out!




Monitoring Data


Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  South Sudan
ProjectID: 233
Install Date:  02/29/2012

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Functional
Last Visit: 08/06/2015
Well Depth:  131.00M

Visit History:
08/06/2015 — 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.