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The Water Project: Lungi - Yongoroo - 32 Gbanty Rd -
The Water Project: Lungi - Yongoroo - 32 Gbanty Rd -
The Water Project: Lungi - Yongoroo - 32 Gbanty Rd -
The Water Project: Lungi - Yongoroo - 32 Gbanty Rd -
The Water Project: Lungi - Yongoroo - 32 Gbanty Rd -
The Water Project: Lungi - Yongoroo - 32 Gbanty Rd -
The Water Project: Lungi - Yongoroo - 32 Gbanty Rd -
The Water Project: Lungi - Yongoroo - 32 Gbanty Rd -
The Water Project: Lungi - Yongoroo - 32 Gbanty Rd -

Project Status



Project Type:  Well Rehab

Program: Water for Sierra Leone

Impact: 200 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Dec 2010

Functionality Status:  Functional

Last Checkup: 04/12/2018

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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 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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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

Penson Financial Services