Water Harvest International
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Obolokume Village Well

Donated by Villages of Hope Africa

Well Data
Well Data

Lukura Primary School

Well and Borehole Data


Village: Obolokume
Number of Users:250
People at Sanitation Training:151
Church: Yes
School: Yes
Health Clinic:


Date Drilled:January 25, 2013
Date Completed:January 30, 2013
Location: N02.819793, E032.613255
Final Depth:60M
Depth first water was found:
Max Yield: 3130+lts/hr
Pump Installed: India Mark II
Pump Depth:


Pastor Oringa's Story:

Alison's Story

Pastor Oringa Ray lives in Omel Parish, Polito village. He is 56 years old and became a Christian in 1995 in Apem Pentecostal Ministry of Uganda Church (PMUC).

"The Karamojong raded our cattle, leaving the whole village poor. My community goes to fetch water from a well in Palito village 1.5 kilometers away, drilled by Water Harvest International last year. The well saved the community from the water crises.

In 2008 when I came back from refugee camp after the war, our major problems were lack of clean sustainable water and healthcare services. When one fall sick he or she has to travel 4 km, and sometimes will fail to get basic treatment. Due to poor quality of water, most people suffer from stomach pains, typhoid, and worms which resuts from the sharing of water sources with animals.

Now the current borehole drilled by WHI will reduce the distance, labor and death rates. For example, last year a young lady died in the stream. This borehole will really change so much for us. I have observed that people are happy about the new water source and the presence of the WHI team within the village. To the donors and management of WHI we thank you for your support."

Lilly's Story:

Joyce's Story

"I am Mrs. Alur Lilly. I live in Omel Parish in Obolokome Village. I am a born-again Christian since 1991 in Akamdiang Elim Church. Currently, we drink water from a borehole in another village called Kitinotima, far away.

The Lords Resistance Army displaced us from our original land to refugee camps facing the same problems of war, water and health. After we returned from the camp no other change was made towards water. We used to take water from the stream called Wangatebo, 1 km from us. We travel 5.5 kilometers to reach the health center.

We were deceived by many organizations and the people had lost hope in the drilling of this borehole in Obolokom. It’s like a dream to the people. My last word is, may God open doors for the team and the donors to continue providing the same services to many suffering communities in the world."



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