Tintafor, Gboro, 3 Ahmed Drive Well Rehabilitation



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Country:
Sierra Leone

Program:
Water for Sierra Leone

GPS:
Latitude 8.63
Longitude -13.21

Impact:
200 Served

Project Status:
Installed


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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.

The people in the community of Gboro, earn a living as farmers and civil servants to help support their families. When the Sierra Leone team arrived, community members were utilizing a protected hand dug well located within the community to meet all of their water needs. Because of this, families were left suffering from dysentery, malaria, diarrhea and other preventable water illnesses. The Sierra Leone team was pleased to hear the community utilizing a toilet which will help to prevent further spread of diseases in the area. During the teams’ stay a water committee consisting of six men and four women assisted the team, prepared food and provided security over the water project during the night. The nearest school is located one kilometer away from the community and now students, teachers and administrative personnel all have access to safe, clean drinking water. Before leaving the community the Sierra Leone team provided community member, Sorie Conteh with a contact number in case the well were to fall into disrepair, become subject to vandalism or theft.

The Sierra Leone team had the opportunity to meet with twenty-six year old, Student, Mabinty Kargbo, who stated, “The well has no problems now, so we thank God for clean water, and an easy way to get it.”

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


02/21/2013: Tintafor, Gboro, 3 Ahmed Drive Project Complete

We are excited to report that the rehabilitation of a well at 3 Ahmed Drive in Tintafor, Gboro, Sierra Leone is complete.  This newly restored well is now a source of safe, clean water for the community.  We just posted a report from the field including GPS coordinates, information about the community, and pictures of the site.


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Monitoring Data


Project Type:  Well Rehab
Location:  intafor, Gboro, 3 Ahmed Drive, Port Loko District/Kaffu Bullom Chiefdom, Sierra Leone
ProjectID: 5032
Install Date:  01/23/2013

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Functional
Last Visit: 05/05/2017
Well Depth:  17.00M

Visit History:
07/01/2015 — 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
03/01/2017 — Functional
05/05/2017 — Functional




Sponsors


3 individual donors
New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church


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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.