A Year Later: Safer health services and births!

May, 2023

A year ago, your generous donation helped the Gbaneh Lol Health Center in Sierra Leone access clean water – creating a life-changing moment for Zainab. Thank you!

A Year Later: Safer health services and births!

Zainab Taylor, a nurse whom we spoke to when we first visited the Gbaneh Lol Health Center last year before its well was rehabilitated, recalled what life was like back then.

"Before this project was completed, the pump machine would frequently break down. Before, more time was required to fetch water from the water sources in the community. I [had to] fetch water from contaminated water sources that caused health effects on me, such as stomach pain," said Zainab.

She continued, "The access to safe [water] and enough [of it was] difficult, [making it hard] to do domestic activities and to deliver health services at [the] health facility."

But water collection from the well is much safer and faster for Zainab and the other community members who live near Gbaneh Lol Health Center now.

"This water point has impacted my life greatly. The water point has enough water to do domestic activities on time. Also, we are happy about the monitoring you are doing on the sustainability of the water point," said Zainab.

Having ready access to water from the well has made a difference for Zainab, allowing her plenty of water to meet her personal needs and better take care of her nursing responsibilities at the health center.

"This water point has helped us to do child delivering on time effectively [with] safety and [with] enough water. Thanks to you for the water point," Zainab concluded.

Thank you for helping Zainab quickly access clean and safe water each day. It allows her the time and resources to provide better patient care.

Right now, there are others just like her in neighboring communities that desperately need safe water access. Your support will immediately go to work to provide a clean water project - and we can't wait to introduce you to the next person you'll help.

Nurse Taylor outside the rehabilitated well.

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