This project was implemented by another partner, but is now monitored and maintained by The Water Project together with Mariatu's Hope.
The well rehab was at the school located in the Port Loko district of Sierra Leone. This is a new community and the team had some extra time after the hygiene training so while they were waiting for the rehab to be complete, they enjoyed some great conversations with the community. Their well was open well. The team sealed it up and installed a new afridev pump. Most people in the community earn a living through petty trading, small businesses and teaching. When the project was complete, the community established a point person to be the caretaker of the well.
Testimony from a community member
Kadiatu Sankoh, 55 year old farmer spoke with the team about the water needs for the community. "The two are very different. The pump is nice. It will keep the water pure and it will need much less work to get the water."
The community gathered with the team to pray around the well prior to beginning the work on both days. The Gospel was presented at the dedication as we prayed and dedicated this well and new handpump up to Papa God. Mabinty prepared a wonderful meal of rice with plasas (greens) and crab. We enjoyed some extra time with our hostess and got to hear how thankful she and the community are for this wonderful cup of water in Jesus' name!
There were 18 adults and 14 children who attended the hygiene training. 18 ORS (oral rehydration solution) spoons were distributed to the adults. Other topics included germs/disease transmission, proper hand washing and healthy-unhealthy communities.