A Year Later: New London Community

October, 2018

“I am not easily late for school because I have water in my community. I also save plenty of time to study, which has boosted up my academics.” – Adama

A Year Later: New London Community

A year ago, your generous donation enabled us to restore water to New London 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.

Life has truly improved for the people in New London. The community is looking very healthy and clean.

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.

We spoke with the well caretaker, Mr. Amadu Tholley, about some of the other changes he’s witnessed.

“The biggest change that has ever happened is having water clean and pure in the community. My people are not going to the swamp and unprotected water sources anymore,” Mr. Tholley said.

Mr. Amadu Tholley

There is not only enough water for drinking but for washing and cleaning too. “The community is healthy and clean. The teachings your organization gave us, our people took them and put them into practice,” Mr. Tholley continued.

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 well in New London is changing many lives.

We also spoke to 16-year-old Adama about how she’s personally been impacted by having a clean, reliable water well. “My life has changed drastically in terms of education and hygiene,” Adama said.

From left to right: Omoh Emmanuel, Adama, and Mr. Tholley

“In the aspect of education, I am not easily late for school because I have water in my community. I also save plenty of time to study, which has boosted up my academics,” Adama continued.

“Truly our community has changed from where we were to this present date. There is a great improvement. Now, people don’t easily get sick.”

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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