Project completed on: 2015-10-23
Project is completed


Adi is located in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo in the triangle of three countries: Uganda - South Sudan - Democratic Republic of Congo. The small town is about one hour east of Koboko, Uganda. From there Adi is also supplied with food and merchandise by motorcycle.


The population in Adi and its surroundings is very poor. The people live from agriculture. But the income is very low, unemployment is high. The majority of the population has to get by on less than $1 a day.

What's the problem?

The water supply for the hospital in Adi was built in 2008 by a British NGO. The centrifugal pump, which was installed at that time, was already defective twice. A third time it could not be repaired.

For about 3 years, the hospital staff has been carrying 250 to 500 canisters of water daily from the source to the hospital. About 25 meters of altitude on a distance of about 500 meters.

In response to requests from the missionary hospital to the Congolese government, local aid organisations, international associations and relief organisations for a new pump, it has received either no reply or a refusal.

The hospital in Adi is dependent on outside help, as the patients are often so poor that they cannot pay the bill for treatment. Everyone who comes and needs help gets help. Sometimes people pay in kind, but this does not buy medicines or pay salaries. Therefore the hospital cannot finance such expenses like a new pump.

Our Help

We bought the pump in Kampala, Uganda, transported it to Adi and installed it together with the hospital technicians. We also replaced various parts of the diesel generator that drives the centrifugal pump. They too were defective and had to be procured in Uganda.

Therefore we plan to lay a branch from the main water pipe to the church and to install a standpipe there.

A centrifugal pump on a table

What does the project cost?

The project required a high logistical effort as there were no spare parts and pumps to be purchased locally. In this case, everything that was needed had to be purchased in Kampala and Arua, Uganda and transported to Adi.

Project costs: approx. 2900 Euro

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