Lungi, New York Well Rehabilitation



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Country:
Sierra Leone

Program:
Water for Sierra Leone

GPS:
Latitude 8.59
Longitude -13.17

Impact:
180 Served

Project Status:
Installed


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The old source is an open well, and the well is so deep it is strainful for the smaller ones so sometimes they went to the stream to get water quickly. The hand pump makes it easy for everyone to get their water, and it keeps them away from the stream, It makes life better in their community.

M’Balu S. - Petty Trader



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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 well casing was suspended, and not reaching the bottom of the well .And also the lining was damaged, During the dry season the well goes dry. We came and added five new casings. The Sierra Leone team installed the new pump and did the cement work. When the team arrived, 180 residents were dependent on an unprotected hand dug well located half of a kilometer away from the community to meet all of their water needs. Because of this, families were suffering from cholera and dysentery. During the team’s stay, community members assembled a water committee consisting of five women and five men who assisted the team with the water project whenever possible, provided any materials they had available and guarded the team’s equipment during the night. Most residents farm or raise livestock to earn a living. The nearest school is located three kilometers away from the community whose students have access to the new, safe water source.

The Sierra Leone team had an opportunity to meet with twenty-seven year old community member and petty trader, M’Balu Sarrah, who stated, “The old source is an open well, and the well is so deep it is strainful for the smaller ones so sometimes they went to the stream to get water quickly. The hand pump makes it easy for everyone to get their water, and it keeps them away from the stream, It makes life better in their community.”

The people in the community brought their one gallon jugs to make tippy taps. The Sierra Leone team trained them on how to make tippy taps and when to use it wisely to prevent germs and other sickness. They were very happy to get the training, and they sang a nice song saying have faith in God. 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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Recent Project Updates


07/11/2013: Lungi, New York Project Complete!

We are excited to report that the community of New York 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!


The Water Project : sierraleone5037_07


Monitoring Data


Project Type:  Well Rehab
Location:  Lungi, New York, Robis, 7 Masata Streeto, Sierra Leone
ProjectID: 5037
Install Date:  07/01/2013

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Needs Attention
Last Visit: 02/22/2017
Well Depth:  70.00M

Visit History:
06/23/2015 — Needs Attention
09/05/2015 — Needs Repair
12/21/2015 — Needs Attention
12/29/2015 — Needs Attention
04/11/2016 — Needs Attention
05/30/2016 — Functional
07/14/2016 — Needs Repair
08/02/2016 — Functional
10/12/2016 — Functional
02/22/2017 — Needs Attention




Contributors

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.