Tintafor, St. Agustine Well Rehabilitation

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Sierra Leone

Water for Sierra Leone

Latitude 8.63
Longitude -13.21

300 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 Sierra Leone team arrived, 300 community members, a hospital, school, and church were dependent on an unprotected hand dug well and other protected wells to attempt to sustain their growing water needs.  The community’s use of a pit latrine and composting toilet will help prevent further spread of disease in the area.  There is a John Bosco Catholic church working in the area to help cultivate new believers, as many are of Muslim faith.  During the team’s stay, community members assembled a water committee who assisted the team with the water project whenever possible and who are responsible for helping maintain the well after the team leaves the area.  Before leaving the community, the team provided the water committee with a contact number in case their well were to fall into disrepair, or become subject to vandalism or theft.

There were four members of the child health club that participated in conducting the hygiene training.  This was an encouragement to the community to see their own children explaining hygiene principles as well.  Using the Traditional Method, the team addressed: Disease Transmission, Germs, Healthy and Unhealthy Communities, Good-Bad Hygiene Behaviors, Disease Transmission Stories, Clean Hands Clean Hearts, Tippy Tap, Proper Care of Pump and Keeping The Water Clean.

The Sierra Leone team had an opportunity to meet with forty-one year old community member and petty trader, Jane Allie, who stated, “Water from the old source was tasty, not chlorinated and not good for use.  The water from the new well is chlorinated, has no taste and it is very safe for us to use.”

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Recent Project Updates

11/06/2013: Tintafor, St. Augustine Project Complete

We are excited to report that the community of St. Augustine in Tintafor, Sierra Leone, has a new source of safe, clean water.  A broken well has been rehabilitated so that it is a dependable resource for the community.  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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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Well Rehab
Location:  Tintafor, North, Port Loko, Peri-Urban, Sierra Leone
ProjectID: 5046
Install Date:  11/06/2013

Monitoring Data
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Last Visit: 05/05/2017

Visit History:
07/01/2015 — Needs Attention
09/11/2015 — Functional
12/30/2015 — Functional
03/11/2016 — Functional
03/24/2016 — Functional
04/21/2016 — Functional
08/18/2016 — Functional
11/04/2016 — Functional
04/05/2017 — Functional
05/05/2017 — Functional


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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.