A Year Later: Tintafor, Police Barracks, C Line

August, 2018

The nearby swamp used to be the most reliable source of water, until this well. Now people get safe water from this well year round.

A Year Later: Tintafor, Police Barracks, C Line

A year ago, generous donors helped construct a well for the community around the Police Barracks, C Line 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.

Before, people would go to the swamp and fetch water due to the shortage of water in this community. But now, they have abandoned the swamp thanks to this newly rehabilitated water point.

“In previous years, we normally experienced cholera, diarrhea, malaria, and stomachaches. But during this past raining season we did not have a single disease case in this community,” Mrs. Salamatu Sesay, caretaker of the pump, said.

Salamatu Sesay

We have seen a great improvement in hygiene and sanitation since the intervention of this project. These changes came about because of the Water User Committee training and the hygiene and sanitation training we did with the community.

“Before I didn’t have enough time to study and even to worship my Lord, but now we have this well, I now have the time to study and worship my Lord,” Mrs. Sesay’s 12-year-old daughter Fatama 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.

Fatmata Sesay

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.

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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