Pidi Community Well

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South Sudan

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Latitude 3.79
Longitude 31.48

500 Served

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Stories and Community Profile

The water project in Pidi, South Sudan is now complete!  See the personal stories below to see just how important this accomplishment is for the people who live there:


“My name is Kiden and I am 18 years old. It is so amazing and unbelievable to see a well with clean water drilled in our community. Many times our parents have tried to seek help from the county, but only apologies were given in return.

Many of young people my age still live within the village and I have no intention to leave her village because its where I was married and hav a child. I appreciate alll those God has used to give what they have to the poor. We will work hard to see that the new well is maintained it in the best way possible.

We really thank God for remembering us and providing clean water.”

Francis Kenyi:

“My name is Francis Kenyi, I am 27 years of age and I live in Pidi village. I was born and have grown up in the same village together with my parents. I have had a humble beginning and I thank the Lord for that. Though challenging, life in this village is been quite interesting, and we have grown with a group of friends and have enjoyed the company of each other.

We have always moved tens of kilometers sometimes to get water especially in the dry season when water dries out in the village. As youth we used to use this as an opportunity to do all kind of fun things, some of which have not been the best. I think that explains why most of the girls in the village do not go far in their studies, they drop out of school very early because of pregnancy. I’m so happy though to have this new well, I think it will help very much the young generation to at least reduce the number of early pregnancy.

I thank the donor for the generosity and heart toward the poor, and also the WHI crew, which works tirelessly to provide clean water to the poor communities of East Africa.”

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10/04/2012: Project Complete In Pidi, South Sudan

We are excited to report that the well in Pidi village has been completed and is providing safe, clean water.  We just updated the project page with personal stories from the village, pictures, and GPS coordinates.  Check it out!

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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Pidi, South Sudan
ProjectID: 236
Install Date:  10/04/2012

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Needs Repair
Last Visit: 08/06/2015
Well Depth:  184.00M


We are actively working with this partner to resolve the issues in this community. The "last visit" date is not necessarily the date we were notified by the partner of any potential problems. Once informed of downtime, we work to respond quickly. We will update the project status when these issues are resolved.

Visit History:
08/06/2015 — Needs Repair


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.