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

Project Features

Click icons to learn about each feature.

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.”

We're just getting started, check back soon!

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.


1 individual donors