A new borehole in Gondokoro, to the East of Juba in South Sudan is up and running.
This happened after AID supporters responded to a fundraising campaign in 2021 which was supplemented by a generous grant from the Anglican Communion Fund.
The construction project, coordinated by Bishop Jackson Aripa of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan and Trumpeter Community Health was carried out by the Nile Sustainable Development Organisation, a local South Sudanese engineering firm with expertise in water management.
The borehole provides clean water for 60 households who have had to relocate to higher ground after devastating flooding of the White Nile in 2020 destroyed their village. Capable of pumping up to 10,000 litres a day, the water source is a lifeline for the local community who are rebuilding and investing in agricultural projects in the area to grow their own food.
The picture above shows women from the local community drawing water. A water management committee has been set up to ensure the longevity of the borehole so that it continues to provide clean water for many years to come.