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The Water Project: Suctarr Village, 47 Kamara St Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Suctarr Village, 47 Kamara St Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Suctarr Village, 47 Kamara St Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Suctarr Village, 47 Kamara St Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Suctarr Village, 47 Kamara St Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Suctarr Village, 47 Kamara St Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Suctarr Village, 47 Kamara St Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Suctarr Village, 47 Kamara St Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Suctarr Village, 47 Kamara St Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Suctarr Village, 47 Kamara St Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Suctarr Village, 47 Kamara St Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Suctarr Village, 47 Kamara St Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Suctarr Village, 47 Kamara St Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Suctarr Village, 47 Kamara St Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Suctarr Village, 47 Kamara St Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Suctarr Village, 47 Kamara St Well Rehabilitation -

Project Status



Project Type:  Well Rehab

Program: Water for Sierra Leone

Impact: 200 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Dec 2012

Functionality Status:  Functional

Last Checkup: 05/09/2018

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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 stated, “One of the women at the hygiene seminar named Jatu Kargbo had just given birth to a baby girl named Amada, so we prayed together for the baby to grow up healthy and have a long life.”

When the team arrived, community members were utilizing an unprotected hand dug well to meet all of their water needs. Because of this, families were suffering from dysentery, typhoid and malaria. During the team’s stay, community members assembled a water committee consisting of five men and five women who assisted the team with the water project whenever possible, provided food and guarded the team’s equipment during the night. Most community members earn a living by farming and fishing and the most predominant religion in the area is Protestant. 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 team provided community member, Adama Conteh, with a contact number in case their well were to fall into disrepair, become subject to vandalism or theft.

During the hygiene education, the Sierra Leone team addresses: Hand washing, how to properly transport and store water, disease transmission and prevention, how to maintain proper care of the pump, as well as signs and symptoms of dehydration and how to make Oral Rehydration Solution. All of these lessons are taught in a participatory method to help community members discover ways to improve their hygiene and sanitation choices, and implement community driven solutions.

Project Updates


12/18/2012: Suctarr Village Project Complete!

We are excited to report that a newly restored well in Suctarr, Sierra Leone is now providing safe, clean water for the community.  We just posted a report from the field including GPS coordinates, pictures, and information about the community.


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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.