Gbassay K., 18, recalled what life was like in Foday before his community's well was installed last year.
"It was difficult before now. We used to get water from swamps far away from our homes. It was also unclean water we fetched most of the time, resulting in a lot of waterborne diseases such as diarrhea, typhoid, and cholera, to name but a few," said Gbassay.
Collecting water is now much faster and easier for Gbassay and the other community members in Fodaya.
"We are extremely happy now that this water point has been made. We are now free from those waterborne diseases. The distance is now also very short, and the water is clean," said Gbassay.
Having ready access to water from the well has made a difference for Gbassay, allowing him confidence that the water he consumes is clean.
"We now have safe drinking and cooking water and reduced [the] fetching distance from miles to a few meters. So we want to thank you for solving our problem in terms of clean and safe water, and we pray that God will continue to bless you," concluded Gbassay.
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