Project Status

Project Type:  Well Rehab

Program: Water for Sierra Leone

Impact: 400 Served

Project Phase: 
Under Community Care
Initial Installation: Dec 2010

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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 unified and ready to work towards restoring their water source. The community had been forced to use an open, contaminated well to meet all of their water needs and because of this residents were suffering from Malaria. During the team's stay the community assisted by providing materials, labor and security over the water project during the night. The majority of community residents sustain a living by trading, farming or fishing and selling their produce at local markets and the nearest school is located less than one kilometer away from the community. Before leaving the team provided community resident Fidel Kamara with a contact number in case their well were to fall into disrepair, become subject to vandalism or theft.

The team had an opportunity to meet with twenty-seven year old community resident and local student Mayenie Kamara who stated, "The old open well is too stressful. It was not properly protected because it was uncovered, but the new has a cover. It will be secure to drink and will be good for our health."

The well rehabilitated by the team is accessible by the local school and nearby schools who have no clean water source. There were many children who attended the hygiene education and during the presentation the following principal issues were addressed: Disease transmission, Germs, Hand Washing- proper techniques and water saving methods, Healthy Unhealthy Communities, Diarrhea Doll- causes of diarrhea, Oral Rehydration Solution, Proper care of the pump, Keeping the water clean, Good-bad hygiene behaviors, and Disease Transmission Stories.

There was a real willingness to hear about Jesus Christ and many received Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. The community gathered with the team to pray around the well before the project began each day. They gathered back around the well for Bible storying and the dedication of the well where the Gospel was presented and 200 Bibles were distributed.

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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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