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The Water Project: St. Ann's Catholic Church -
The Water Project: St. Ann's Catholic Church -
The Water Project: St. Ann's Catholic Church -
The Water Project: St. Ann's Catholic Church -
The Water Project: St. Ann's Catholic Church -
The Water Project: St. Ann's Catholic Church -
The Water Project: St. Ann's Catholic Church -
The Water Project: St. Ann's Catholic Church -
The Water Project: St. Ann's Catholic Church -
The Water Project: St. Ann's Catholic Church -
The Water Project: St. Ann's Catholic Church -
The Water Project: St. Ann's Catholic Church -
The Water Project: St. Ann's Catholic Church -
The Water Project: St. Ann's Catholic Church -

Project Status



Project Type:  Well Rehab

Program: Water for Sierra Leone

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Dec 2010

Functionality Status:  Requires Repair

Last Checkup: 07/23/2018

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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 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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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 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



Sponsors


1 individual donors