Newton Curve Well Repair Project

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Sierra Leone

Well Rehab - Sierra Leone

Latitude 8.34
Longitude -13.00

200 Served

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Stories and Community Profile

This report was filed by our field implementer.

General Information
The community of Newton, Curve community is located in the Koya Rural region of Sierra Leone. The pump on this well was stolen in October of 2008. The community was using the stream for their water source which was approximately two kilometers away. Most people in the community earn a living through  gardening and petty trading. The community helped out with the project by providing materials and labor. When the project was complete, the community established a point person to be the caretaker of the well.

Testimony from a community member
Abraham Koroma, 22 year old teacher spoke with the team about the water needs for his community. “This is just so beautiful. We arrived here so thirsty and didn’t realize the pump had been replace. We were all so thankful to see that there was water here. It gives the children more energy. Last year, people were selling dirty water in plastic bags. Thank God.”

The people of the community are so thankful to have their water source back. The children were expressing their thanks as well. The school that was practicing for sports day gave thanks to God.

Hygiene Teaching
Twenty-three adults attended the hygiene training and 23 ORS (Oral Rehydration Solution) spoons were distributed. In addition, the team talked about the importance of an open defecation free community. Ideas were give on how to construct native toilets. Of the 23 who attended, four of them don’t have a toilet. The community were encouraged to work together to help these four build a simple native toilet at their home. Other lessons included: proper hand washing, proper care of the pump, keeping the water clean and healthy and unhealthy communities.

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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Well Rehab
Location:  Newton Curve - Sierra Leone
ProjectID: 525
Install Date:  04/06/2010

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Needs Repair
Last Visit: 12/07/2016
Well Depth:  45.00M


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:
06/15/2015 — Needs Repair
08/27/2015 — Needs Attention
11/17/2015 — Needs Repair
12/07/2016 — 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.