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The Water Project: IDP Settlement South Air Strip -
The Water Project: IDP Settlement South Air Strip -
The Water Project: IDP Settlement South Air Strip -
The Water Project: IDP Settlement South Air Strip -
The Water Project: IDP Settlement South Air Strip -
The Water Project: IDP Settlement South Air Strip -
The Water Project: IDP Settlement South Air Strip -
The Water Project: IDP Settlement South Air Strip -
The Water Project: IDP Settlement South Air Strip -
The Water Project: IDP Settlement South Air Strip -
The Water Project: IDP Settlement South Air Strip -
The Water Project: IDP Settlement South Air Strip -
The Water Project: IDP Settlement South Air Strip -
The Water Project: IDP Settlement South Air Strip -
The Water Project: IDP Settlement South Air Strip -
The Water Project: IDP Settlement South Air Strip -
The Water Project: IDP Settlement South Air Strip -

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 the South Air Strip is part of our partner’s program in South Sudan.

South Air Strip is an IDP settlement, which means it is populated by Internally Displaced People.  The residents of this village primarily came to South Sudan to escape the persecution which lead to the formation of this new country less than two years ago.  South Air Strip is a settlement of 900 people. (Editor’s Note: While this many people may have access on any given day, realistically a single water source can only support a population of 350-500 people.  To learn more, click here.)

Before receiving the new well, the people of South Air Strip gathered water from a river almost 2.5 miles away.  Aside from the time and effort it takes to carry water that distance, the water itself was not safe, causing diarrhea, chest pain and typhoid according to the community members.  The following personal were collected by our partner in the field:

Elizabeth James is 30 years old and has 6 children. She said she previously walked over 2 miles to get water from the Yei River. It caused her family to suffer from diarrhea and chest pains. She said before the war they could use a hand pump that was in another village, but it was broken in the war and nobody has fixed it for them.

Agency Maritin is 25 and has 3 children. She said she is so happy that she does not have to walk so far to get water anymore now that there is a borehole in her village. She said clean water equals a healthy body. She thanks The Water Project for helping provide clean water to her village.

What a change it will be for these many people to have access to safe, clean water right in their own community.  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


28 individual donors
Duck Creek Community Church
carty family
Erber, Searer, and Wolfe
Drake Cousins
Bunko Babes
TERRYBERRY PETER'S GROUP
Network for Good
The Claytons, Lacasse, O'Rourke, Delepo's and Kenny
Ms. Scott's class
Audrey and Vincent