Tinitor Rehab - St. Lucia Well Rehabilitation

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Sierra Leone

Water for Sierra Leone

Latitude 8.63
Longitude -13.22

500 Served

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The old water source had taste and it was not pure to drink. If we have this new water source, we should have pure water to drink.

Haja K. - Community Member

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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, “It was wonderful to see the students sharing what they had learned from their teachers.”

When the team arrived, community members were utilizing a well unable to meet all of their water needs. Because of this, families were utilizing other local and contaminated water sources causing families to suffer from typhoid and malaria.

Most community members earn a living by petty trading, gardening, teaching, working for the government or for the local airport. There is a school in the community whose students, teachers and administrative personnel all have access to the new, safe water source.

The Sierra Leone team had an opportunity to meet with twenty-five year old community member and trader, Haja Koroma, who stated, “The old water source had taste and it was not pure to drink. If we have this new water source, we should have pure water to drink.”

Since this well is a catchment well for St. Augustine’s RC Primary School, the Sierra Leone team involved some of the students to come and assist with the hygiene training. They were pretty excited about this! The community was receptive to their suggestions for everyone to have a toilet and to wash your hands with soap and water. This community will need ongoing hygiene training because of the surroundings were full of dirty water.

The people were happy with the hygiene training and they promised to put all that they learned into practice. A water and sanitation committee will also be formed at this well. During the hygiene education, the team addressed: Disease transmission, germs, hand washing, proper water saving techniques, healthy and unhealthy communities, good and bad hygiene behavior, how to take proper care of the pump, how to keep the water clean, disease transmission stories.

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Recent Project Updates

06/10/2014: New Picture from Tinitor

Just a quick note to let you know we recently received photo from the well site in St. Lucia, Tinitor.  While it is clear some additional work has been done on this well, it is great to see that it is still providing safe, clean water for the people of this community.  

The Water Project : sierraleone562-may2014

Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Well Rehab
Location:  St. Lucia Well, Port Loko District, Kaffu Bullom Chiefdom, Sierra Leone
ProjectID: 562
Install Date:  12/20/2011

Monitoring Data
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Last Visit: 08/26/2017
Well Depth:  45.00M

Visit History:
06/17/2015 — Functional
09/11/2015 — Functional
12/30/2015 — Functional
02/26/2016 — Functional
04/22/2016 — Functional
08/11/2016 — Functional
11/04/2016 — Functional
03/02/2017 — Functional
05/05/2017 — Functional
08/26/2017 — Functional

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.