Lungi - Yongoroo - 32 Gbanty Rd

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Sierra Leone

Water for Sierra Leone

Latitude 8.59
Longitude -13.20

200 Served

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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. The majority of community residents sustain a living by farming or fishing and selling their produce at local markets. The nearest school is located two kilometers away from the community whose students, teachers and administrative personnel all have access to the new, safe water source. Before leaving the community the team provided community resident Ahmed T. 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 thirty year old female community resident and local farmer Kadiatu Kamara who stated, “It takes a very long time to go and get water from the stream due to the distance. The old is not pure. It causes many sicknesses but with the new hand pump on the well it will help combat and hopefully solve the problem.”

During the hygiene education the team shared 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.

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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Well Rehab
Location:  Lungi, Yongoroo, #32 Gbanty Rd., Kamara Taylor compound
ProjectID: 5009
Install Date:  12/30/2010

Monitoring Data
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Last Visit: 12/31/2016
Well Depth:  51.00M

Visit History:
06/16/2015 — Needs Repair
09/28/2015 — Needs Repair
12/30/2015 — Functional
02/19/2016 — Functional
04/12/2016 — Needs Repair
07/15/2016 — Needs Repair
07/26/2016 — Functional
10/07/2016 — Needs Attention
11/08/2016 — Functional
12/31/2016 — 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.