Airport Ferry Rd. Well Rehab

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Sierra Leone

Water for Sierra Leone

Latitude 8.54
Longitude -13.15

500 Served

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Stories and 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!”

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Project Type:  Well Rehab
Location:  Lungi, Tardi, Airport Ferry Rd. Sierra Leone
ProjectID: 505
Install Date:  05/26/2010

Monitoring Data
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Last Visit: 01/19/2017
Well Depth:  48.00M

Visit History:
06/12/2015 — Needs Attention
10/05/2015 — Needs Repair
12/22/2015 — Functional
02/12/2016 — Functional
04/08/2016 — Functional
04/23/2016 — Functional
07/07/2016 — Needs Repair
10/07/2016 — Needs Attention
10/12/2016 — Functional
01/19/2017 — Functional

Country Details

Sierra Leone

Population: 9.7 Million
Lacking clean water: 47%
Below poverty line: 70%

Partner Profile

Mariatu’s Hope works with vulnerable communities and individuals to inspire hope through Maternal Care, Infant Nutrition, Safe Water Access, Proper Sanitation and Health and Hygiene promotion.