Project Status

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Sudan

Impact: 303 Served

Project Phase: 
Community Managed
Implementing Partner Monitoring Data Unavailable
Initial Installation: Jul 2012

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Community Profile

The well in Jingoro has been completed!  Our partner in the field has provided the following stories of how this new source of clean water is impacting the lives of the people of the community…

The first story is from a pastor in the village. “My name is Rev Morris Poyuwa and I am the current pastor of Jingoro. I was ordained as a pastor while in exile in Uganda, and when we returned to South Sudan I decided to carry on with God’s work. I’m married to a beautiful wife and God has blessed us with eight children.” he said. According to Morris, during the First Sudanese Civil War people from his village were forced to run for their lives and seek refuge in Uganda, only able to return in 2005 after the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement. He thanks God for the protection given to them during their time of exile, and for the safe return to their country. “When I returned from exile, I dug a shallow well where the majority of the community collects their water, but it dries up in the dry season, forcing the women to travel long distances to another source. Because of the fear of traveling so far away for water, many people end up sharing the streams with animals,” he clarified. Morris, filled with joy, expressed his gratitude to the donors for the good spirit of giving and says it is a blessing to him. “I’m so touched to hear that someone has donated a well for us, to people they have not even met but only heard of. May God bless them,” he concluded.

The second story is from one of the young women of the village. “My name is Rose Rojo Poyuwa and am not yet married,” narrated the eighteen year old. “Currently I attend school at Morsac Primary School. My parents fled into exile to Uganda in 1994 when I was still a baby. We returned in 2006.” According to Rose, women in the village suffer more in dry season looking for water, but during the rainy season people contract water related diseases such as cholera and typhoid. “Currently, most of our community acquires water from the Wuduji stream, it is the one we have used forever,” she said. “I pray and hope that God will pour his blessing and courage to the donors and the drilling team. I think whenever God sees you have provided his people with clean water; he will protect and bless you for all the good you have done.”

 How exciting it is to provided such a precious resource for the people of this community!


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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.