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South Sudan

Wells for South Sudan - NeverThirst

Latitude 5.38
Longitude 30.32

500 Served

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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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Recent Project Updates

08/28/2013: New Pictures From Usho!

Just a quick note to let you know we just posted some new pictures from Usho, South Sudan.  Take a look, and Thank You for your help!

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07/11/2013: Usho Project Complete!

At long last, we are excited to report that the water project in Usho, South Sudan is complete!  The new well is a source of safe, clean water for the community.  We just posted a report from our partner in the field including information about the community, GPS coordinates, and pictures.  Some of the pictures are rather large files that could take a few moments to download, but they are definitely worth the wait!

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04/10/2013: Pictures From Usho!

We are excited to let you know that we have received a couple pictures from Usho, South Sudan.  The work to create a new well for the community is progressing, and we hope to have a full report on the project from our partner in the field soon.  But for now we wanted to make sure you saw the two pictures we recently received.  Take a look, and we’ll let you know as soon as we learn anything more.

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Project Data

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Boma: Mundri, Payam: Mundri, County: Mundri West
ProjectID: 241
Install Date:  06/12/2013


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

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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.