Komkanda Memorial Secondary School Well Rehabilitation



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Country:
Sierra Leone

Program:
Water for Sierra Leone

GPS:
Latitude 8.69
Longitude -13.19

Impact:
200 Served

Project Status:
Installed


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Stories and Community Profile

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

When the team arrived the community was utilizing a river as their primary source of water and because of this residents were suffering from Malaria among other preventable water related illnesses. During the team’s stay the community assisted by providing materials and by assisting with the water project whenever possible. The majority of community members sustain a living by farming or teaching and the nearest school is a Secondary school located in the community.

The team had an opportunity to meet with forty-five year old female community resident and local housewife Isata Koroma who stated, “The distance is far to get water. Sometimes we all have running stomach (diarrhea) and the water has a yellowish color and it is tasteless to drink. I’m looking forward to drinking clean water!”

There was good participation on the part of the teachers and the students. The students are presently using native toilets and will be looking into a suitable sanitation solution for this school. During the hygiene education the following principal issues were addressed: Disease transmission, Germs, Hand Washing- proper techniques and water saving methods, Healthy Unhealthy Communities, Oral Rehydration Solution, Proper care of the pump, Keeping the water clean, Good-bad hygiene behaviors and Disease Transmission Stories.


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Monitoring Data


Project Type:  Well Rehab
Location:  Port Loko District/Kaffu Bullom Chiefdom
ProjectID: 5008
Install Date:  12/30/2010

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Functional
Last Visit: 09/14/2017
Well Depth:  45.00M

Visit History:
06/22/2015 — Needs Repair
10/05/2015 — Functional
12/31/2015 — Needs Attention
03/11/2016 — Functional
04/29/2016 — Functional
08/30/2016 — Functional
11/29/2016 — Functional
03/10/2017 — Functional
06/08/2017 — Functional
09/14/2017 — Functional




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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.