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: Oct 2012

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Community Profile

The water project in Kwenda, South Sudan is complete!  See the personal stories below to get a sense for just how important this accomplishment is for the people who live there:


Yunis Tika was born in 1934 and married her beloved husband in 1952, with whom she had three children.

 According to Yunis, in Kwenda it is the women who suffer most when it comes to water related issues. “Women walk long distances to look for water, especially during the dry season.” she said.  She thanks God for the well and thinks it will help to reduce the rampant scourge of dysentery and malaria that kill many children in the village.

 “I thank the donors so much for their care towards us, the poor. We really appreciate you so much and we continually pray for you all the time. Thank you for coming to our rescue.” she concluded.


“I’m so happy for the new well that has been drilled in my community because it is going to help reduce the rampant occurrence of water related disease, which sometimes results in death.” These were the words of Wilson Kuto, a resident of Kwenda village.

 Wilson was born in 1946 and married his first wife in 1989. God has blessed the couple with six children. According to Wilson, the community has been sharing the streams with animals during the dry season. “In the dry season we are forced to share the streams with animals, which is very unpleasant.” he said.

“I extend my heartfelt thanks to the donors and the WHI crew for their continual efforts to reach out to communities with clean water, and even more so sanitation training, which will improve the standards of living of our people.”

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Project Type

Borehole and Hand Pump

Girls and women walk long distances for water when safe water is very often right under their feet! Underground rivers, called aquifers, often contain a constant supply of safe water – but you have to get to it. No matter what machine or piece of equipment is used, all drilling is aiming for a borehole that reaches into an aquifer. If the aquifer has water - and after the well is developed - we are able to pull water to the surface utilizing a hand-pump. If all goes as planned, the community is left with a safe, closed water source providing around 5 gallons of water a minute through a hand-pump.


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