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The Water Project: Lungi Town, Mapeh Village Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Lungi Town, Mapeh Village Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Lungi Town, Mapeh Village Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Lungi Town, Mapeh Village Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Lungi Town, Mapeh Village Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Lungi Town, Mapeh Village Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Lungi Town, Mapeh Village Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Lungi Town, Mapeh Village Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Lungi Town, Mapeh Village Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Lungi Town, Mapeh Village Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Lungi Town, Mapeh Village Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Lungi Town, Mapeh Village Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Lungi Town, Mapeh Village Well Rehabilitation -

Project Status



Project Type:  Well Rehab

Program: Water for Sierra Leone

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase:  Decommissioned

Functionality Status:  Decommissioned

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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 utilizing a river as their primary source of water and because of this residents were suffering from Dysentery and Malaria. During the team’s stay the community assisted with the water project whenever possible and provided materials whenever necessary. The majority of community residents sustain a living by farming and selling their produce at local markets and the nearest school is located .5 of a kilometer away from the community. Before leaving the community the team provided community resident Chief Abu Conteh 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 forty-six year old female community resident and local trader Hawa Bangura who stated, “With the previous water source, I used to have to let the water settle before I could use it. It was open and dirty. The new water source is healthier than the old. It will improve well body and help to control the spread of sickness. That put together with the well body training should make a big difference in our village. Thank you!”

During the hygiene education there were 157 adults and 50 children in attendance. The team provided 140 Oral Rehydration Solution spoons and addressed the following principal issues: 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.

Project Updates


03/22/2017: New Intervention Needed in Mapeh Community

The initial project in this community (seen in the reporting found on this page) is a display of our shared commitment to helping this community with first time water access. Equally as important to the community and The Water Project is ongoing support to make sure that water is reliable, day after day, year after year. This is why we monitor all our projects. Over time we’ve found that the water table has dropped in this area, limiting the intended benefit of this well. Though not common, this does happen from time to time.  

Because of our commitment to people in this community (and the lasting impact that our supporters want to make), we’ve drilled this well deeper in order to access a deeper, higher yield aquifer. This work will ensure that clean water is accessible here year round. To see that work, click here.


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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.



Sponsors

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