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The Water Project: Rosint Community Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Rosint Community Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Rosint Community Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Rosint Community Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Rosint Community Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Rosint Community Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Rosint Community Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Rosint Community Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Rosint Community Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Rosint Community Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Rosint Community Well Rehabilitation -

Project Status



Project Type:  Well Rehab

Program: Water for Sierra Leone

Impact: 500 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, 800 residents were dependent on an unprotected well located 3 kilometers outside the community, rainwater collection, and other protected wells located 2 kilometers outside the community to sustain all of their water needs.  (Editor’s Note: While this many people may have access on any given day, realistically a single water source can only support a population of 350-500 people.  To learn more, click here.) Because of this, families were suffering from diarrhea and severe dehydration among other preventable water related illnesses.  The community’s use of pit latrines and a pit latrine with a slab will help prevent further spread of disease in the area and promote good hygiene behaviors.  During the team’s stay, community members assembled a water committee 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 small plots to provide for their families and a few work at the local school and local St. Mary’s Church.  The local church will continue to share the gospel in the community 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, become subject to vandalism, or theft.

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, Proper Care of Pump, and Keeping The Water Clean.

The Sierra Leone team had an opportunity to meet with forty-three year old community member and primary school teacher, Franklyn Stuart, who stated, “The old well was open and people used rope and rubbers to fetch water and the water was also tasty.  The new source is protected, free from germs and it is chlorinated and it is covered by the blood of Jesus since it was dedicated.”

Project Updates


01/30/2018: New Intervention in Rosint Community

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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12/04/2013: Rosint Project Complete

We are excited to report that the community of Rosint in 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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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.