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The Water Project: Nyeaba Community -
The Water Project: Nyeaba Community -
The Water Project: Nyeaba Community -
The Water Project: Nyeaba Community -
The Water Project: Nyeaba Community -
The Water Project: Nyeaba Community -
The Water Project: Nyeaba Community -
The Water Project: Nyeaba Community -
The Water Project: Nyeaba Community -
The Water Project: Nyeaba Community -
The Water Project: Nyeaba Community -
The Water Project: Nyeaba Community -
The Water Project: Nyeaba Community -
The Water Project: Nyeaba Community -
The Water Project: Nyeaba Community -
The Water Project: Nyeaba Community -
The Water Project: Nyeaba Community -
The Water Project: Nyeaba Community -
The Water Project: Nyeaba Community -
The Water Project: Nyeaba Community -
The Water Project: Nyeaba Community -
The Water Project: Nyeaba Community -
The Water Project: Nyeaba Community -
The Water Project: Nyeaba Community -
The Water Project: Nyeaba Community -
The Water Project: Nyeaba Community -
The Water Project: Nyeaba Community -
The Water Project: Nyeaba Community -
The Water Project: Nyeaba Community -
The Water Project: Nyeaba Community -
The Water Project: Nyeaba Community -
The Water Project: Nyeaba Community -
The Water Project: Nyeaba Community -
The Water Project: Nyeaba Community -
The Water Project: Nyeaba Community -
The Water Project: Nyeaba Community -

Project Status



Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for South Sudan - NeverThirst

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Aug 2013

Functionality Status:  Partner Monitoring Unavailable

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Community Profile

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

Nyeaba is a rural village of more than 700 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 the completion of this water project, the people of Usho would travel 7 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, malaria, vomiting and stomach pain.  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:

A community member named Viviana shared, “The water we were drinking before was dirty. It brought sickness like diarrhea to us. Sometimes we couldn’t get showers and our bodies were not comfortable. We had to go long distances to fetch water. We would walk about 7 miles. We would go once a day to get water. We would leave in the middle of the night to avoid the heat and the bees. It would take two hours to get all our water-2 or 3 Jerry cans is all we could get.”

Another woman named Flora said, “Now we have the new borehole we are happy. Before we had to spend much time outside. There were many scorpions, snakes, bees. We feel relieved to have a hand pump nearby. We have clean water to drink so we won’t get sick. We use to get water from the river or from small ponds. Many people who use to live in our village left because of the water issues. We hope they will be able to return now.”

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

Project Updates


08/27/2013: Nyeaba Community Project Complete!

At long last, we are very excited to report that the water project in Nyeaba, South Sudan, is complete!  The new well brings a source of safe, clean water right into the community rather than 7 miles away.  We just posted a report from our partner in the field including information about the community, GPS coordinates, and pictures of the project.  Thank you for your help!


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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!




Project Photos


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.