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South Sudan

Wells for South Sudan - NeverThirst

Latitude 5.31
Longitude 30.31

500 Served

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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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Recent Project Updates

08/28/2013: New Pictures From Lorobe

Just a quick note to let you know we just posted a couple new pictures of the Lorobe water project in South Sudan.  Take a look, and Thank You for your help!

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06/12/2013: Lorobe Water Project Complete!

Lorobe?  You might be wondering what happened to Mago!  Due to an unspecified issue, our partner in South Sudan had to change the location of this water project.  But at long last, we are excited to report that the village  of Lorobe has a new source of safe, clean water.  We just posted a report from our partner in the field including information about the community, GPS coordinates, and pictures.  The pictures are rather large files which might take a few moments to download, but they are very worth the wait!

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04/11/2013: Status Update From South Sudan

Wondering what might be going on with your project in South Sudan?  We realize it has been quite a while.  We have had some recent communication with our partner in the field, and we can assure you, the work is being done.  The difficulty with this region is that while in South Sudan, our partners have virtually no ability to communicate their progress to us.  Once the work is completed, and they come to a region where they have that ability, we will receive full reports on all of the projects they are working on.  And as soon as we have that information, we will pass it right on to you.

Thanks for your patience!

10/18/2012: A Brief Project Update

We are working on identifying a new partner to complete our projects in Southern Sudan.  Our previous partner did not have adequate capacity to complete the projects in a timely manner.  We apologize for the continued delay and will keep you informed as we establish the new partnership.  If you have any questions or would like to re-allocate your donations to another country where we are working, please give us a call.  We appreciate your support and understanding as we work to move these projects forward in a timely and sustainable manner.

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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Boma: Mundri, Payam: Mundri, County: Mundri West
ProjectID: 238
Install Date:  06/12/2013

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Last Visit: 07/29/2015

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07/29/2015 — Functional


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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

Neverthirst is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that has been in operation since 2008.
They are currently working in India, South Sudan, Sudan, Central African Republic, and starting to
work in Cambodia. Their mission is simple: Neverthirst exists to provide clean and living water to the
poor through the local church. They desire, along with The Water Project, for communities to use clean water towards realizing long term sustainable development.