A Year Later: "The well has impacted my life by providing safe and pure drinking water."

February, 2024

A year ago, your generous donation helped the Mayonkoh Community in Sierra Leone access clean water – creating a life-changing moment for Hawa. Thank you!

A Year Later:

Hawa Sesay, 35, recalled what life was like in the Mayonkoh Community before her community’s well was implemented last year.

"As a farmer, fetching water before was not easy, especially in the dry season. Before the completion of this project, the swamp was our only source to fetch water. It was time-wasting to fetch water during that time," shared Hawa.

Collecting water is now much more efficient for Hawa and the other community members in the Mayonkoh Community.

“It is now easy and time-saving to fetch water. The well is close to me, [so] I have sufficient time to fetch sufficient water. The well has impacted my life by providing safe and pure drinking water. I will no longer [be] affected by waterborne illnesses," she continued.

Having ready access to water from the well has made a difference for Hawa, allowing her the ability to not only avoid waterborne illnesses she can also care for her garden, which, in turn, will care for her family.

"In the dry season, I fetch water from this water well to water my garden (potato leaves). It is a very important goal because the water helps my potato leaves to survive for [a] long time, without [being] affected by the hot burning sun. Also, the well always provides safe and pure drinking water for me and my family. There is sufficient water for household chores," concluded Hawa.

Right now, there are others 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.

Hawa tending her garden.

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