Lungi, Rosint Poultry Well Rehabilitation

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Sierra Leone

Water for Sierra Leone

Latitude 8.56
Longitude -13.17

500 Served

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This project was implemented by another partner, but is now monitored and maintained by The Water Project together with Mariatu’s Hope.

When the Sierra Leone team arrived, the old pump was not working and the casing was damaged so the Living Water Sierra Leone team broke the old casing and made four casings to sink into the well. The team then constructed a cement base and installed the new pump. There were 800 residents who had been forced to depend on an unprotected hand dug well located one kilometer away from the community to meet all of their water needs. Because of this and the community’s practice of open defecation, families were suffering from dysentery, malaria, diarrhea and severe dehydration among other preventable water related illnesses. 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 residents farm, garden or petty trade to earn a living and a few teach at the nearby school. There is a school located half two kilometers away from the community whose students, teachers and administrative personnel all now have access to a safe water source.

The Sierra Leone team had an opportunity to meet with fifty-three year old community member and farmer, Konthoh Kamara, who stated, “At the open well they used rope and rubber to fetch water. They have a small amount of water that is not enough for the people in the community. Some of the people decided to go to the swamp. The new source is well protected.”

Since this is a new WASH committee set up at this well, no money had been collected. The committee has been instructed that they will need to impose a fee for water so when the pump has problems they can repair it themselves.

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07/11/2013: Lungi, Rosint Poultry Project Complete!

We are excited to report that the community around Rosint Poultry in Lungi, Sierra Leone, has a new source of safe, clean water.  We just posted a report from our partner in the field including information about the community, GPS coordinates, and pictures of the project.  Thank you for your help!

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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Well Rehab
Location:  Lungi, Rosint Poultry, next to Mark Conteh house, Port Loko District, Kaffu Bumllum Chiefdom, Sierra Leone
ProjectID: 5036
Install Date:  06/27/2013

Monitoring Data
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Last Visit: 04/07/2017
Well Depth:  36.00M

Visit History:
06/26/2015 — Functional
09/08/2015 — Functional
12/21/2015 — Functional
01/18/2016 — Functional
04/08/2016 — Functional
07/07/2016 — Functional
10/06/2016 — Functional
10/27/2016 — Functional
01/19/2017 — Functional
04/07/2017 — Functional


Project Sponsor - Erica Turilli
Northwest Hills United Methodist 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.