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The Water Project: Lungi, Mahera Community Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Lungi, Mahera Community Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Lungi, Mahera Community Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Lungi, Mahera Community Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Lungi, Mahera Community Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Lungi, Mahera Community Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Lungi, Mahera Community Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Lungi, Mahera Community Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Lungi, Mahera Community Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Lungi, Mahera Community Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Lungi, Mahera Community Well Rehabilitation -

Project Status



Project Type:  Well Rehab

Program: Water for Sierra Leone

Impact: 300 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Jul 2013

Functionality Status:  Functional

Last Checkup: 04/22/2018

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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.

When the Sierra Leone team arrived, 300 residents were dependent on an unprotected spring well located .1 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, petty trade, fish or raise livestock to earn a living. The nearest school is located .1 of a kilometer away from the community whose students have access to the new, safe water source.

The Sierra Leone team had an opportunity to meet with fifty-five year old community member and petty trader, Isata Conteh, who stated, “The old water source had a bad taste because we used rope and rubber to fetch water, after we finished fetching the water we dropped the rubber on the ground were Dogs and Chickens roam about, The rope that we normally used to fetch the water dropped inside the well and contaminated the water. The new source is well protected from germs and other diseases. It is a hand pump.”

The people at Mahera were very happy and they received the team well. It proved to the Sierra Leone team, that they have unity among themselves and the well is nearest to their garden areas where they plant Onions. 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.

Project Updates


07/11/2013: Lungi, Mahera Community Project Complete!

We are excited to report that the community of Mahera in Lungi, Sierra Leone, has a new source of safe, clean water.  An old and broken well has been restored, making it dependable and safe.  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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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.


"The old water source had a bad taste because we used rope and rubber to fetch water, after we finished fetching the water we dropped the rubber on the ground were Dogs and Chickens roam about, The rope that we normally used to fetch the water dropped inside the well and contaminated the water. The new source is well protected from germs and other diseases. It is a hand pump."

Isata C. - Petty Trader



Contributors

Bethel International United Methodist Church
Northwest Hills UMC
Ash'Lee Lindley's Fundraising Page
Rex Toma Nawato
Celebrate Project's Fundraising Page
Louise Ellie Johnson's Fundraising Page

And 4 other fundraising page(s)