Rokundor Primary School Well Repair Project



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Country:
Sierra Leone

Program:
Well Rehab - Sierra Leone

GPS:
Latitude 8.31
Longitude -12.93

Impact:
500 Served

Project Status:
Installed


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Stories and Community Profile

Our implementing partner reports directly from the field…

A team member commented, “Seeing how people have no conscience of putting an old pump in the ground and receiving money for a new pump is just sickening. The corruption shouldn’t happen around providing clean water. The people were so thankful we had come and they knew we would always be there for them now as their good friends.” When the team arrived, community members were utilizing a well located two kilometers away from the community to meet all of their water needs. Because of this, families were suffering from dysentery and typhoid. During the team’s stay, community members assisted the team with the water project whenever possible. Most community members sustain their families by gardening, petty trading, teaching, working as health workers or burning coal. There is a primary school located in the community whose students, teachers and administrative personnel all have access to the new, safe water source.

The team had an opportunity to meet with forty-one year old community member and ward counsellor, Counsellor Mamoud T. Sillah, who stated, “I am so happy that Living Water International Sierra Leone came to our rescue!! Thank you to The Water Project as well. The old water source was very dirty and not pure at all. This new hand pump in this water well will provide us with plenty of good, clean, pure water. I tell you plenty tenke!”

The teachers and students were very happy and excited to receive this hygiene training. The teachers were taking notes on the chalkboard. They said it helped them to know very much about personal hygiene. During the hygiene education, the team addressed: Disease transmission, germs, hand washing, proper water saving techniques, healthy and unhealthy communities, how to take proper care of the pump, how to keep the water clean, good and bad hygiene behaviors, disease transmission stories, clean hands and clean hearts and dental hygiene.

The school and community prayed with the team before beginning any work and the hygiene training. At the dedication the story of the woman at the well was told. We didn’t have enough bibles with us at the time of the dedication so didn’t pass out any. We will return when we have enough to go around.


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Project Type:  Well Rehab
Location:  Koya Rural District, Sierra Leone
ProjectID: 5022
Install Date:  12/20/2011

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Functional
Last Visit: 11/30/2016
Well Depth:  45.00M

Visit History:
02/15/2015 — Functional
06/15/2015 — Functional
09/22/2015 — Functional
11/30/2016 — Functional




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.