A Year Later: "The water point saves time"

January, 2023

A year ago, your generous donation helped Masoila Jesus is the Way School in Sierra Leone access clean water – creating a life-changing moment for Sylvia. Thank you!

A Year Later:

Life for students at Masoila Jesus is the Way School was difficult last year when they spent much of their day collecting water from their school's well. Sadly, it was an open, contaminated well, and they had to drop a bucket into the water and then painstakingly pull up each bucket by hand using a rope.

"Before this project was completed, the school was without a pure drinking water point. We [were] out of class to go in search of water, and most times [we] missed the first teaching class in the morning. Also, it was challenging to practice proper hygiene behavior," said 15-year-old Sylvia K.

But we installed a new well last year, and since then, life has changed for students.

"The water point helps me to fetch enough water for my class. This was an area that I found hard to accomplish because of the water situation in the school. I [am] now able to fetch water with ease due to the proximity of the well. Now, all these challenges [are] over. In addition, the water point saves time. I [can] now concentrate on the lessons in school because I [am] not going to other areas to fetch water," said Sylvia.

"I want to give a big thanks to [you] for the water point. The water tastes fine, and it has never dried," concluded Sylvia.

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