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The Water Project: Lungi, Royema, New Kambees Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Lungi, Royema, New Kambees Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Lungi, Royema, New Kambees Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Lungi, Royema, New Kambees Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Lungi, Royema, New Kambees Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Lungi, Royema, New Kambees Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Lungi, Royema, New Kambees Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Lungi, Royema, New Kambees Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Lungi, Royema, New Kambees Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Lungi, Royema, New Kambees Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Lungi, Royema, New Kambees Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Lungi, Royema, New Kambees Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Lungi, Royema, New Kambees Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Lungi, Royema, New Kambees Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Lungi, Royema, New Kambees Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Lungi, Royema, New Kambees Well Rehabilitation -

Project Status



Project Type:  Well Rehab

Program: Water for Sierra Leone

Impact: 250 Served

Project Phase:  Decommissioned

Functionality Status:  Decommissioned

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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, there was no pump on the existing well and the team was informed that the well was dry even during the rainy season. The team did a repaired the lining and installed a new hand pump and poured a new cement base. In this area of Lungi, the wells go dry in the rainy season which is opposite of the rest of the country There were 250 residents who had been forced to depend on an open 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, typhoid, 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 garden or work as petty traders to earn a living and a few teach at the nearby school. There is a school located two kilometers away from the community whose students, teachers and administrative personnel all now have access to a safe water source.

The people were fetching their drinking water from a hole that they dug at the swamp, the water was very dirty looking, the people were very happy for having this hand pump because their water is now clear, clean and safe for drinking. 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.

The Sierra Leone team had an opportunity to meet with forty-eight year old community member and petty trader, Marima Turay, who stated, “The old source was swamp water, when we fetched the water we would wait for 5 minutes for the particles to settle down before we drink. We are drinking it because there is no other source to get water. The hand pump is more safe and clean to drink, and it will save the life of the people of Kambees.”

Project Updates


03/24/2018: New Intervention at Royema Community

The initial project in this community (seen in the reporting found on this page) is a display of our shared commitment to helping these people with first time water access. Equally as important to the community and The Water Project is ongoing support to make sure that water is reliable, day after day, year after year. This is why we monitor all our projects. Over time we’ve found that the water table has dropped in this area, limiting the intended benefit of this well. Though not common, this does happen from time to time.  

Because of our commitment to the people in this community (and the lasting impact that our supporters want to make), we’ve drilled this well deeper in order to access a deeper, higher yield aquifer. This work will ensure that clean water is accessible here year round. To see that work, click here.


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10/24/2013: New Kambees Project Complete!

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


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Project Type

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 source was swamp water, when we fetched the water we would wait for 5 minutes for the particles to settle down before we drink. We are drinking it because there is no other source to get water. The hand pump is more safe and clean to drink, and it will save the life of the people of Kambees.

Marima T - Petty Trader



Contributors

All Saints' Episcopal Church
Anonymous Donor
New Hope Baptist Church Inc.
School Sisters of Notre Dame
Alexander Seca's Fundraising Page
Amanda Hochleutner and Liz Rusnacs myWaterProject
PAC Deltas's Fundraising Page
Demetris Family's Fundraising Page