A Year Later: Tintafor, Officers' Quarters

August, 2018

The hygiene and sanitation levels in this community have noticeably improved!

A Year Later: Tintafor, Officers' Quarters

A year ago, generous donors helped construct a well for the community around the Officers’ Quarters in Tintafor, 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 Madieu Turay with you.

The monitoring and evaluation officer who visited Tintafor Officer’s Quarters saw this area as one of the most hygienic in this chiefdom.

All the compounds in this community are very clean, and the well’s surroundings are perfectly clean. There is no issue with open defecation in this community, and there were many more clotheslines, dish racks, and tippy taps as compared to the previous years.

Alimatu Kargbo

“This community is always clean,” Mrs. Alimatu Kargbo agreed.

The well now makes fetching water more convenient for people living nearby. Sarah Turay, a 17-year-old student, says she now spends more time on her studies now that she does not have to spend hours to fetch water each day. It is also a more reliable source of water.

“The well was normally dry during the dry season, but since the intervention of this project last year, we are now boastful of yearly water well,” Mrs. Kargbo said.

Installation 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 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 Tintafor Community is changing many lives.

Sarah Turay

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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