A Year Later: Malokoh Community

September, 2018

“I feel good and there is more time for me to study.” – Ibrahim Kamara

A Year Later: Malokoh Community

A year ago, generous donors helped restore water to a well in Malokoh Community, Sierra Leone. The contributions of incredible monthly donors and others giving directly to The Water Promise allow 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 – we’re excited to share this one from Omoh Emmanuel with you.

There is a great positive change here. While the change is coming gradually, we are happy to see clotheslines, dustbins, toilets and handwashing facilities in some households that didn’t have them before the project last year. People have seen that there is a better way to do things, and have made some great changes.

New latrines under construction

“The well was normally dry during the dry season. But since the coming of the project last year, converting this hand-dug well to a borehole, we are now boasting of enough water,” Ibrahim Kargbo told us as he pumped water.

Restoration 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.

Ibrahim Kamara

“My life has changed gradually over the past year and even my hygiene practices grow every day in my life,” said 7-year-old Ibrahim Kamara.

“We used to fetch water at the stream before going to school and even after school to launder my uniform,” Ibrahim recalled. “But this project has created more room for my studies due to the well they rehabilitated closer to my home.”

“I feel good and there is more time for me to study.”

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.

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 functional well in Malokoh Community is changing many lives.

This is not possible without 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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