Joge Community Well

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South Sudan

Wells for Sudan

Latitude 3.75
Longitude 31.53

129 Served

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Stories and Community Profile

The well in the Joge community has been completed and is supplying safe, clean water.  Our partner in the field sent us the following stories of how this well is impacting the lives of the community.

Born in Joge in 1986, Jengwat Simaya is a proud resident of his community. Simaya has has nine children and is a committed member of his village. He was especially enthusiastic and helpful to our team during the drilling process.  Simaya lived in a refugee camp in Wotakujong during the Sudanese Civil Wars. Like Joge village, a major problem in the camp was the lack of clean water. “Our main source of water has always been the streams. Our children have died and fallen sick due to the use of dirty water,” he said.  According to Simaya, the most common disease in the village is typhoid, which is contracted from contaminated water.  “I hope all will be well now that we have access to clean water. May God bless the donors abundantly and continue to guide them.”

The second story is of one of the young girls of the community.

“My name is Kojo Anne Jale and I’m 14 years old. I am very happy to be enrolled in Lubule primary school, thanks to my Dad. I was a baby during the war but my parents always carried me on their back. May God bless my good parents.”  According to Anne, the only source of water in the village is the hand dug well and streams during the rainy season. “We have always shared the streams with animals. We wake up early in the morning before the animals spoil the water. I am now confident our community is safe from contracting water borne diseases. May God bless everyone who worked to provide us with clean water.”

How exciting it is to be a part of bringing such a needed resource to this community!

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07/19/2012: Joge Project Completed

We are excited to report that a new well has been completed in Joge, South Sudan.  We just posted a report from the field including pictures and some great comments by members of the community

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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Joge, South Sudan
ProjectID: 234
Install Date:  07/19/2012

Monitoring Data
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Last Visit: 08/06/2015
Well Depth:  24.00M

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.