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The Water Project: Airport Ferry Rd. Well Rehab -
The Water Project: Airport Ferry Rd. Well Rehab -
The Water Project: Airport Ferry Rd. Well Rehab -
The Water Project: Airport Ferry Rd. Well Rehab -
The Water Project: Airport Ferry Rd. Well Rehab -

Project Status



Project Type:  Well Rehab

Program: Water for Sierra Leone

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase:  In Service - May 2010

Functionality Status:  Functional

Last Checkup: 04/06/2020

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Community Profile

This project was implemeted by another partner, but is now monitored and maintained by The Water Project together with Mariatu’s Hope.

The community of Lungi, Tardi is located in the Port Loko district, Kaffu Bullom Chiefdom of Sierra Leone. The pump on the well had been spoiled for almost two years. The community had to get their water from a river and this water would cause cholera, dysentery, typhoid and malaria. The well would also go dry in the dry season. The team pulled the old pump out, dug the well down deeper and installed a new Afridev hand pump. This community has a really active youth that helped participate in the project. To see what the well site looked like when the team began to what it looked like upon
completion is just a glimpse of the transformation that is taking place in this  community. When the project was complete, the community established a water committee and a point person to be the caretaker of the well.

Testimony from a community member

Howa Kamara, 17 year old homemaker spoke with the team about the water needs. “I feel very fine about this work done on this well and the new hand pump. The water from the waterside (river) is dirty. People wash their clothes there while others bathe and ‘ease’ (toilet) themselves. The water from this well is going to be so fine. Thank you!”

Project Updates


05/28/2020: COVID-19 Prevention Training Update at Lungi, Airport Ferry Rd

Our teams are working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Join us in our fight against the virus while maintaining access to clean, reliable water.

We are carrying out awareness and prevention trainings on the virus in every community we serve. Very often, our teams are the first (and only) to bring news and information of the virus to rural communities like Lungi, Sierra Leone

We trained people on the symptoms, transmission routes, and prevention of COVID-19.

With distancing and/or small groups: Due to public gathering concerns, we worked with trusted community leaders to gather a select group of community members who would then relay the information learned to the rest of their family and friends.

We began training communities before the first reported case of COVID-19 in the country and before the government enacted public health guidance related to it. We worked with trusted community leaders and Water User Committees to gather community members for the training. Although community members did not observe social distancing during the training, we sensitized them on its importance and effectiveness in combating the spread of the virus.

We covered essential hygiene lessons:

– Demonstrations on how to build a simple handwashing station

– Proper handwashing technique

– The importance of using soap and clean water for handwashing

– Cleaning and disinfecting commonly touched surfaces including at the water point.

We covered COVID-19-specific guidance in line with national and international standards:

– Information on the symptoms and transmission routes of COVID-19

– What social distancing is and how to practice it

– How to cough into an elbow

– Alternative ways to greet people without handshakes, fist bumps, etc.

– How to make and properly wear a facemask.

During training, we installed a new handwashing station with soap near the community’s water point.

Due to the rampant spread of misinformation about COVID-19, we also dedicated time to a question and answer session to help debunk rumors about the disease and provide extra information where needed.

We continue to stay in touch with this community as the pandemic progresses. We want to ensure their water point remains functional and their community stays informed about the virus.

Water access, sanitation, and hygiene are at the crux of disease prevention. You can directly support our work on the frontlines of COVID-19 prevention in all of the communities we serve while maintaining their access to safe, clean, and reliable water.


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Well rehabilitation is one of the most cost effective ways to bring clean, safe water to a community.  Sometimes it involves fixing a broken hand pump, other times it means sealing a hand dug well to prevent it from being contaminated.  These repairs, and often time total replacements, coupled with sanitation and hygiene training make a huge impact in communities.


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