St. Ann's Catholic Church

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Sierra Leone

Water for Sierra Leone

Latitude 8.60
Longitude -13.20

500 Served

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The well has now been sealed up and a new hand pump has been installed which is secure and good for our health. It is also free from germs and has no bacteria. We are so thankful for this!

Kadiatu K. - Community Member

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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 Dysentery, Typhoid and Malaria. The community was very hard working and participated in all aspects of the project. The majority of community members sustain a living by farming, teaching, petty trading or fishing. 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 Ray Khan with a contact number incase 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 petty trader Kadiatu Kamara who sated, “The stream is not safe and secure drinking water for our health. The distance is long. The well has now been sealed up and a new hand pump has been installed which is secure and goof for our health. It is also free from germs and has no bacteria. We are so thankful for this!”

There were forty adults and twelve children who attended the hygiene lessons. 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. After the education lessons the team distributed forty Oral Rehydration Solution spoons to community families. The new well benefits children at St. Ann’s Catholic School and the team also discussed how to construct a native toilet. The community members shared, “We understand the teaching and it helps us to know about our hygiene. This is our first time to receive such training and we promise to put the training into action.”

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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Well Rehab
Location:  Lungi - Tholmossor - St. Ann's Catholic Church - Sierra Leone
ProjectID: 5017
Install Date:  12/30/2010

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Last Visit: 07/28/2017
Well Depth:  57.00M

Visit History:
06/12/2015 — Needs Repair
10/09/2015 — Needs Repair
12/30/2015 — Functional
02/19/2016 — Functional
04/12/2016 — Needs Repair
08/08/2016 — Functional
10/12/2016 — Functional
02/25/2017 — Needs Attention
04/25/2017 — Functional
07/28/2017 — 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.