Lungi, Robis, 772A Main Motor Road

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Sierra Leone

Water for Sierra Leone

Latitude 8.59
Longitude -13.17

150 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.

When the team arrived, 150 community members were dependent on an open well located half of a kilometer away from the community to meet all of their water needs. The well was dry, no casing, no pump, the lining was badly damaged, there was no well pad. The Sierra Leone team made 4 casings sink into the well, repaired the lining of the well, installed new pump and created a cement base. Because of the community’s dependence on the previous water source, families were suffering from cholera, diarrhea and severe dehydration. 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. Most community members farm to earn a living. The one unique thing about the hygiene education was one musician by the name of Simon went to the community during the time of the hygiene education helped the team to warm the people by singing a song, 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. Before leaving the community, the team provided the community established Water Committee with a Living Water Sierra Leone 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 addressed: 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.

The Sierra Leone team had an opportunity to meet with twenty-seven year old community member and petty trader, Nacy Kamara, who stated, “The old water source is an open well that they used a rope and rubber to fetch the water and it was not chlorinated. It was too deep for children to fetch water so they went to the swamp sometimes. The new source is protected and chlorinated.”

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10/24/2013: Lungi, Robis, 772A Main Motor Road Project Complete

We are excited to report that the community surrounding 772A Main Motor Road 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.  Take a look, and Thank You for your help!

The Water Project : sierreleone5040_10

Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Well Rehab
Location:  Lungi, New York, Robis, 772A Main Motor Road, Port Loko District, Kaffum Bullum Chiefdom, Sierra Leone
ProjectID: 5040
Install Date:  10/24/2013

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Last Visit: 02/21/2017
Well Depth:  46.00M

Visit History:
06/23/2015 — Functional
09/05/2015 — Functional
12/21/2015 — Functional
12/23/2015 — Functional
04/11/2016 — Functional
07/14/2016 — Needs Attention
08/23/2016 — Functional
10/09/2016 — Functional
01/24/2017 — Functional
02/21/2017 — 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.