A Year Later: #27 Government Hospital Road

September, 2017

“My life has changed considerably. Now, I can relax in the morning doing my studies and later fetch water in the pump on time and do other works before getting ready for school and now I always go to school on time through the help of this water project.”

A year ago, generous donors helped build a new well and latrines for the community surrounding #27 Government Hospital Road in Sierra Leone. Because of these gifts and our monthly donors, partners are able to visit project sites throughout the year, strengthening relationships with communities and evaluating the actual water project. These consistent visits allow us to learn vital lessons and hear amazing stories – we’re excited to share this one from partner Nanah Mansaray with you.

YAR_5087_3This water project has improved the lives of the community surrounding #27 Government Hospital Road over the past years due to clean water and other sanitary areas such as a toilet, drying racks, waste or refuse pit and the likes, that the project trained us on how to construct them in our community. Our team has been coming during and after the construction of these facilities to educate the community on how to go about maintaining the water project and continuing to educate on hygiene and sanitation.

Nanah spoke with community member Alhaji Kamara who shared: “Before we could not get proper and safe drinking water and children were late for school. But now, we are using clean, pure and safe water and the children and other business people are now leaving on time.”

YAR_5087_2Isatu Kamara, a child in the community, shared how her life and the life of her classmates have changed since the well was installed: “My life has changed considerably. Before, we used to get up as early as possible to go to the other communities or the stream which is in a far distance to collect water three or four times in the morning before doing my domestic work and later go to school, which I was late. Now,  I can relax in the morning doing my studies and later fetch water in the pump on time and do other works before getting ready for school and now I always go to school on time through the help of this water project.”

As #27 Government Hospital Road continues to provide water access, our partner will continue to encourage the leadership in the community with their efforts to educate and train the community on hygiene and sanitation.

The Water Project and our partners are committed to consistent monitoring of each water source. Our monitoring and evaluation program, made possible by monthly donors, allows us to visit communities up to 4 times a year. Read more about our program and how you can help.



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