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The Water Project: Usho -
The Water Project: Usho -
The Water Project: Usho -
The Water Project: Usho -
The Water Project: Usho -
The Water Project: Usho -
The Water Project: Usho -
The Water Project: Usho -
The Water Project: Usho -
The Water Project: Usho -
The Water Project: Usho -
The Water Project: Usho -
The Water Project: Usho -
The Water Project: Usho -
The Water Project: Usho -
The Water Project: Usho -

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 Usho is part of our partner’s program in South Sudan.

Usho is a rural village of more than 500 people.  Before the completion of this water project, the people of Usho would travel 2 miles to draw water from an unprotected river.  Village members attributed various health issues to drinking and gathering the water and its location including diarrhea and malaria.  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.

How will this new well effect life in the village?  The people of the community can tell us best:

Yoma Justin, a 25 year old mother of 3 says, “We have been dealing with various cases of sicknesses from drinking water from the river. We are thankful now to have a clean water source.”

June Martin, a 21 year old mother of 2 says, “Clean water will result in good health for us now. Not having to walk a long distance to the river, all I can say is thank you for helping us with clean water close to our homes.” 

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


4 individual donors
Montgomery/Clary Christmas 2012
In Honor of McKinney Boyd Club H2OPE by Harold Conrad - A Christian Oil Man From Oklahoma
Cass Hunt's Fundraising Page