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The Water Project: Lorobe -
The Water Project: Lorobe -
The Water Project: Lorobe -
The Water Project: Lorobe -
The Water Project: Lorobe -
The Water Project: Lorobe -

Project Status



Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for South Sudan - NeverThirst

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase: 
Community Managed
Implementing Partner Monitoring Data Unavailable
Initial Installation: Jun 2013

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Community Profile

The water project at Lorobe is part of our partner’s program in South Sudan.

Lorobe is a rural village of more than 600 people.  Before the completion of this water project, the people of Lorobe would travel 4 miles to draw water from an unprotected river.  Village members attributed various health issues to the water and its location including diarrhea, malaria and chest pains.  In the dry season, water would become so scarce that they had to dig into the dry river bed and sometimes wait 2 hours to collect  enough water.  Many of the village members noted how wonderful it will be to have all of those hours available for investment in their own community rather than walking to fetch water.

Community member Loice Leckson, a 28 year old mother of two, said, “We are now happy because we no longer have to travel long distance or suffer from digging to wait for water. No more cases of diarrhea and chest pains. Water is close to our village and we thank God for our project. God Bless your hands for helping to support our community. There’s many other villages with problems like we had.” 

What potential will be unlocked in this community now that clean water is available?  Thank you for your help!

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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.


Sponsors


39 individual donors
The EXT Web Team at Iron Mountain
Richert Foundation

...and 1 other fundraising pages