A Year Later: Conakry Dee Community

October, 2018

“I no longer go to the swamp or other unprotected water points again, and I don’t wake up early in the morning in search of water anymore.” – Namah

A Year Later: Conakry Dee Community

A year ago, your generous donation enabled us to restore water to Conakry Dee Community. The contributions of incredible monthly donors and others giving directly to The Water Promise allow our local teams to visit project sites throughout the year, strengthening relationships with communities and evaluating the water project over time. These consistent visits allow us to learn vital lessons and hear amazing stories – and we’re excited to share this one from local team member Omoh Emmanuel with you.

People are now practicing hygiene because safe and clean water is available at all times. Now people are making a big effort by using clotheslines, dish racks, and toilet facilities just as we taught them during hygiene and sanitation training last year.

We met with 14-year-old Namah, who is a student attending a nearby primary school. “My life has positively changed since the renovation of this pump,” Namah said.

Namah, at the well in Conakry Dee

“At first I used to go to the swamp in the morning to fetch water but now everything has changed for the better. I no longer go to the swamp or other unprotected water points again, and I don’t wake up early in the morning in search of water anymore. Now I have enough sleep every day and more time to study.”

Rehabilitation of the well is only one step along the journey toward sustainable access to clean water. The Water Project is committed to consistent monitoring of each water source. Our monitoring and evaluation program, made possible by donors like you, allows us to maintain our relationships with communities by visiting up to 4 times each year to ensure that the water points are safe and reliable.

This is just one of the many ways that we monitor projects and communicate with you. Additionally, you can always check the functionality status and our project map to see how all of our water points are performing, based on our consistent monitoring data.

From left to right: Alusine Massaquoi, Miss Namah, and Omoh Emmanuel

We also talked to Alusine Massaquoi, who lives right by the well and has dedicated time each day to care for it. He keeps the area clean and makes sure people follow the rules. If something on the pump needs repair, we expect to hear from Mr. Massaquoi first.

“At first, people in the community were doing whatever he or she likes, but since your organization came our entire lives have changed for the better,” Mr. Massaquoi said.

“Now people can tell the difference between healthy and unhealthy homes and community. People do take care of their environment and themselves, they now have toilets, clotheslines, and handwashing stations.”

People are using this reliable water to keep themselves and their environments clean.

One project is just a drop in the bucket towards ending the global water crisis, but the ripple effects of this project are truly astounding. This well in Conakry Dee is changing many lives.

This is only possible because of the web of support and trust built between The Water Project, our local teams, the community, and you. We are excited to stay in touch with this community and support their journey with safe water.

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