A Year Later: Rogbere Community

September, 2018

“But the coming of this organization in our community restored my life and also the taste of clean and safe water.” – Borbor Kamara

A Year Later: Rogbere Community

A year ago, generous donors helped restore water to a well in Rogbere 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.

Before the intervention of this project last year, this well was often abandoned due to water shortages during the dry season. That was why people normally suffered from cholera, diarrhea, malaria and typhoid. But since the coming of this project in this community, the reported cases of these illnesses have decreased to zero.

“I had lived more than forty years in this village drinking swamp water. I had never had a taste of clean, cool and safe drinking water,” shared Borbor Kamara.

“But the coming of this organization in our community restored my life and also the taste of clean and safe water.”

From left to right: Sheika Kamara, Omoh Emmanuel, Borbor Kamara

Mr. Kamara is now the pump caretaker, and lets us know whenever our team needs to come out to make repairs.

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.

“This project has caused a lot of changes in my life. I can say that I am the luckiest student in this community. This project benefits me both in the primary school I am attending, as well as my community,” said Sheika Kamara, a 15-year-old student at DEC Primary School.

Sheika Kamara

“Before, when I come from school, I didn’t care to find water and launder my uniform. But now, I launder my uniform every day,” Sheika added.

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 Rogbere 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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