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The Water Project: Mahera - 5 Amina Street Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Mahera - 5 Amina Street Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Mahera - 5 Amina Street Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Mahera - 5 Amina Street Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Mahera - 5 Amina Street Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Mahera - 5 Amina Street Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Mahera - 5 Amina Street Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Mahera - 5 Amina Street Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Mahera - 5 Amina Street Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Mahera - 5 Amina Street Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Mahera - 5 Amina Street Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Mahera - 5 Amina Street Well Rehabilitation -

Project Status



Project Type:  Well Rehab

Program: Water for Sierra Leone

Impact: 400 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Dec 2010

Functionality Status:  Functional

Last Checkup: 08/07/2018

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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 an open, contaminated well to meet all of their water needs and because of this residents were suffering from Dysentery, Malaria, diarrhea and severe dehydration. The community was happy to have their well sealed and were actively involved with the well rehabilitation. Community members participated by providing materials, labor whenever possible and security over the water project during the night. The majority of community members sustain a living by petty trading or working for the government. The nearest school is located one kilometer 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 member Kadijatu Jaward 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 year old female community member and local trader Marsary Samura who stated, “The old water source was not safe. It was very stressful. We suffered a lot with our children by putting the rubber into the well. The water was not good and the well was not secure. With this new sealed well and new hand pump, the water is clear to drink and it is much easier to get access to the water.”

During the hygiene education 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.

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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.


The water was not good and the well was not secure. With this new sealed well and new hand pump, the water is clear to drink and it is much easier to get access to the water.

Marsary S. - Local Trader



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1 individual donors