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The Water Project: Thullah Street, Thumorso Community Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Thullah Street, Thumorso Community Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Thullah Street, Thumorso Community Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Thullah Street, Thumorso Community Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Thullah Street, Thumorso Community Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Thullah Street, Thumorso Community Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Thullah Street, Thumorso Community Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Thullah Street, Thumorso Community Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Thullah Street, Thumorso Community Well Rehabilitation -

Project Status



Project Type:  Well Rehab

Program: Water for Sierra Leone

Impact: 160 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, 160 residents were dependent on an unprotected hand dug well located 4 kilometers outside the community, rain water collection and other various forms of surface water all located over a kilometer outside the community to sustain their growing water needs. The community’s use of pit latrines will help promote good hygiene behaviors in the community and help prevent further spread of illness in the area. Most residents petty trade, farm or work for the local school to support their families. There is a local St. Ann Church who will continue to cultivate community members and share the Gospel in the area after the team leaves the community. The community established a water committee who assisted the team with the water project whenever possible, supplied any materials they had available and provided meals for the team. This water committee was also provided with a contact number in case their well were to fall into disrepair, become subject to vandalism or theft.

Three members from the child health club participated in the training. The community members were excited to see their own children teaching hygiene and most adopted the lessons taught. Using the Traditional Method, the team addressed: Disease Transmission, Germs, Healthy and Unhealthy Communities, Hand Washing-Proper Techniques and Water Saving Methods, Good-Bad Hygiene Behaviors, Disease Transmission Stories, Tippy Tap, Proper Care of Pump and Keeping the Water Clean.

The Sierra Leone team had an opportunity to meet with twenty-seven year old community member and petty trader, Neneh Kamara, who stated, “The water from old source had a lot of taste, had some particles because it was from an open and was not chlorinated. The new source is chlorinated and it’s free from germs. It has no taste and it is good to drink.”

Project Updates


07/20/2017: New Intervention Needed at Tholmosor Community, Thullah Street

The initial project in this community (seen in the reporting found on this page) is a display of our shared commitment to helping this community 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 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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11/06/2013: Thullah Street Thumorso Project Complete

We are excited to report that the project to rehabilitate a well at Thullah Street, Thumorso, Sierra Leone, is complete.  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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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 water from old source had a lot of taste, had some particles because it was from an open and was not chlorinated. The new source is chlorinated and it’s free from germs. It has no taste and it is good to drink.

Neneh K - Petty Trader