Suctarr Village, 47 Kamara St Well Rehabilitation

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Sierra Leone

Water for Sierra Leone

Latitude 8.62
Longitude -13.20

200 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 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.

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Recent 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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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Well Rehab
Location:  Suctarr, 47 Kamara St, going to Gbaneh Lol, Port Loko District, Kaffu Bullom Chiefdom, Sierra Leone
ProjectID: 5027
Install Date:  12/18/2012

Monitoring Data
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Last Visit: 02/15/2017
Well Depth:  46.00M

Visit History:
06/30/2015 — Needs Repair
09/14/2015 — Functional
12/30/2015 — Functional
03/11/2016 — Functional
04/15/2016 — Functional
08/08/2016 — Functional
08/08/2016 — Needs Repair
09/22/2016 — Functional
11/04/2016 — Functional
02/15/2017 — 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.