Sheki Town Well Repair

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Sierra Leone

Well Rehab - Sierra Leone

Latitude 8.33
Longitude -13.06

500 Served

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Stories and Community Profile

Our implementing partner reports…

“When the team arrived the community was utilizing a river as their primary source of water. Because of this residents were suffering from Dysentery, Malaria and other preventable water related illnesses. This well is located near the Sierra Leone Islamic Academy Mission. They were very thankful the team cared enough to stop and help them. They worked well alongside the team and contributed materials and labor to the project. The majority of community residents sustain a living by farming, trading produce at local markets and several teach at the nearby school. The nearest school is located less than 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 resident Abu Thullar Koroma with a Mariatu’s Hope phone number in case their well were to fall into disrepair, become subject to vandalism or theft.

The Sierra Leone team had an opportunity to meet with Ramatu Bangura a thirty-five year old female community resident and housewife who stated, “The stream is far away and is not pure. This well is sealed up whereas the stream is not. It will help with controlling sickness and the spread of disease.”

There were twenty-five adults and nineteen children who attended the hygiene education. They were very thankful for the information presented and especially enjoyed learning how to make Oral Rehydration Solution. In total twenty-five ORS spoons were distribute and during the education the following principal issues were addressed: Disease transmission, Hand Washing- proper techniques and water saving methods, Healthy Unhealthy Communities, Oral Rehydration Solution, Proper care of the pump, Keeping the water clean, Good-bad hygiene behaviors and Disease Transmission Stories.

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Project Type:  Well Rehab
Location:  Sheki Town, Monkey Bush, Waterloo
ProjectID: 544
Install Date:  11/10/2010

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Needs Repair
Last Visit: 11/30/2016
Well Depth:  48.00M


We are actively working with this partner to resolve the issues in this community. The "last visit" date is not necessarily the date we were notified by the partner of any potential problems. Once informed of downtime, we work to respond quickly. We will update the project status when these issues are resolved.

Visit History:
02/15/2015 — Needs Repair
06/15/2015 — Needs Repair
08/27/2015 — Needs Attention
11/17/2015 — Needs Repair
11/30/2016 — Needs Repair


Country Details

Sierra Leone

Population: 9.7 Million
Lacking clean water: 47%
Below poverty line: 70%

Partner Profile

Nearly 20 years ago, LWI set out to help the church in North America be the hands and feet of Jesus by serving the poorest of the poor. 600 million people in the world live on less than $2 a day. 884 million people lack access to safe drinking water.

In response to this need, LWI implements participatory, community-based water solutions in developing countries.

LWI is a former partner of The Water Project.