Project Status

Project Type:  Well Rehab

Program: Well Rehab - Sierra Leone

Impact: 200 Served

Project Phase: 
Community Managed
Implementing Partner Monitoring Data Unavailable
Initial Installation: Apr 2010

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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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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.


2 individual donors