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!”