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The Water Project: Modia Community, 63 Spur Road -  Water Storage Containers
The Water Project: Modia Community, 63 Spur Road -  Latrine
The Water Project: Modia Community, 63 Spur Road -  Latrine
The Water Project: Modia Community, 63 Spur Road -  Kitchen
The Water Project: Modia Community, 63 Spur Road -  Inside Kitchen
The Water Project: Modia Community, 63 Spur Road -  Inside Bathshelter
The Water Project: Modia Community, 63 Spur Road -  Household
The Water Project: Modia Community, 63 Spur Road -  Household
The Water Project: Modia Community, 63 Spur Road -  Farm
The Water Project: Modia Community, 63 Spur Road -  Dish Drying Rack
The Water Project: Modia Community, 63 Spur Road -  Community Kids
The Water Project: Modia Community, 63 Spur Road -  Clothesline
The Water Project: Modia Community, 63 Spur Road -  Bathshelter
The Water Project: Modia Community, 63 Spur Road -  Alhaji Alusine Sillah
The Water Project: Modia Community, 63 Spur Road -  Abdul Karim
The Water Project: Modia Community, 63 Spur Road -  Well In Need Of Rehabilitation
The Water Project: Modia Community, 63 Spur Road -  Abandoned Water Source
The Water Project: Modia Community, 63 Spur Road -  Carrying Water
The Water Project: Modia Community, 63 Spur Road -  Open Water Source

Project Status



Project Type:  Dug Well and Hand Pump

Regional Program: Port Loko, Sierra Leone WaSH Program

Project Phase:  Donate to this Project
Estimated Install Date (?):  01/31/2019

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Community Profile

The well at #63 Spur Road in Modia Community is properly maintained but heavily used.

There are certain times during the year that all of these people arrive at the well only to find there is no water left. When this well is down, more pressure is put on other water points in the community – which are also extremely crowded.

Sometimes, people spend the entire day fetching water due to the long lines.  Women are late to prepare dinner in the evening. They need this well to work all year long.

“People in this area are really suffering for water. Sometimes people go far away, about three kilometers, to fetch water. Therefore, if we got enough water wells we would be free from the shortage of water,” Mr. Abdul Karim said.

The water table has dropped, so the well needs to be deepened. Reaching an additional aquifer will ensure that a steady flow of water is accessible throughout the year.

This community’s hygiene and sanitation are not too bad. There are latrines in almost all the homes and garbage pits are maintained. Any weaknesses in sanitation are resulting from the lack of water, which will be solved when we convert this seasonal hand-dug well to a borehole.

The most common livelihoods here are farming, business, and fishing. The majority of people are farmers and a great number are government workers, teachers, and airport workers. There are many petty traders and people who sell in the market which is not far from this village.

This area is peaceful, quiet and has a friendly atmosphere. The area has less vegetation due to both the cutting of trees and its proximity to the ocean. Most of the buildings are mud blocks with flat roofs. This is a densely populated area with several people under one roof.

What we can do:

Training

There will be hygiene and sanitation training sessions offered for three days in a row. We will teach about good and bad hygiene, penning in animals, and building good tools like handwashing stations and dish racks. Most importantly, the trainer will emphasize the importance of having and using even basic pit latrines.

Well Rehabilitation

We see that there’s been a drop in this area’s water table and the well is going dry. We feel it is important to convert this hand-dug well to a borehole at the bottom, thus giving this community a year-round source of safe drinking water.

We will be hand-drilling a borehole down inside this hand-dug well. The community will host our drill team for days at a time, and may also provide labor. Women will volunteer to cook rice for the team and the other community volunteers.

Once this plan is implemented, this community will have access to safe drinking water in both quality and quantity, even through the dry months.

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Project Type

Dug Well and Hand Pump

Hand-dug wells are best suited for clay, sand, gravel and mixed soil ground formations. A large diameter well is dug by hand, and then lined with either bricks or concrete to prevent contamination and collapse of the well. Once a water table is hit, the well is capped and a hand-pump is installed – creating a complete and enclosed water system.



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