Jingoro Community Well

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South Sudan

Wells for Sudan

Latitude 3.81
Longitude 31.46

303 Served

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Stories and 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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07/19/2012: Jingoro Community Well Completed

We are excited to report that the well in Jingoro, South Sudan, is completed and supplying safe, clean water.  We have just posted a report from the field including exciting comments from community members and pictures

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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Jingoro, South Sudan
ProjectID: 237
Install Date:  07/19/2012

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Last Visit: 08/06/2015
Well Depth:  30.00M

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.