Yaliba Village Well Rehabilitation

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Sierra Leone

Water for Sierra Leone

Latitude 8.58
Longitude -13.14

400 Served

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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.

A Sierra Leone team member commented, “The community people were so glad to get clean water. They were dancing after the dedication.” When the team arrived, community members were utilizing a river located two kilometers away from the community to meet all of their water needs. Because of the community’s dependence on this contaminated water source, families were suffering from dysentery, malaria, diarrhea and severe dehydration. Most community members earn a living by processing and making local salt, trading and gardening. 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 community established a water committee who is responsible for helping maintain the well and who will collect $0.01 per five gallons of water per family for a well maintenance fee.

The Sierra Leone team had an opportunity to meet with forty-seven year old community member and farmer and salt processor, Samatu Kamara, who stated, “The distance is so long and the water is not protected and not pure. There is no water around in the dry season. We really have suffered. With the new pump we will get pure, clear water and even our children will never suffer again.”

There were more than 60 community members and 31 children who attended this hygiene training. The community was so cooperative. They really impressed the hygiene trainers with the way they participated. They were very thankful for this training. During the hygiene education, the team addressed: Disease transmission, germs, hand washing, proper water saving techniques, how to take proper care of the pump, how to keep the water clean, good and bad hygiene behaviors and disease transmission stories.

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12/20/2011: Yaliba Village Well Complete

A well has been rehabilitated at Yaliba Village in Sierra Leone.  We have posted picture, GPS coordinated and a full report from the project

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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Well Rehab
Location:  Port Loko District/Kaffu Bullom Chiefdom, Sierra Leone
ProjectID: 552
Install Date:  12/20/2011

Monitoring Data
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Needs Attention
Last Visit: 04/07/2017
Well Depth:  48.00M

Visit History:
07/03/2015 — Needs Attention
10/05/2015 — Functional
12/21/2015 — Functional
12/24/2015 — Functional
04/11/2016 — Functional
07/13/2016 — Functional
10/07/2016 — Functional
10/12/2016 — Functional
01/20/2017 — Functional
04/07/2017 — Needs Attention


62 individual donors
Marshall Smith & Dominique Lepoutre
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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.