Malokoh Community Well Rehabilitation



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Country:
Sierra Leone

Program:
Water for Sierra Leone

GPS:
Latitude 8.59
Longitude -13.17

Impact:
230 Served

Project Status:
Installed


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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, 58 families and a health clinic were dependent on a well that ran dry between February to April and there was no pump from where the community could get water. The community also depended on an unprotected spring and various forms of rain water collection to help sustain their most immediate water needs. The Sierra Leone team cleared, sunk the well, restored the pump base, installed new pump and poured a cement base. The community’s access and use of pit latrines, a pit latrine with a slab and a VIP latrine will help prevent further spread of disease in the area. The continued use of these facilities coupled with sustained hygiene promotion will promote good hygiene behaviors and provide an opportunity for behavioral change in the community. During the team’s stay, the community-established water committee assisted the team with the water project whenever possible and supplied any materials they had available. Before leaving the area, 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, Tippy Tap, Proper Care of Pump and Keeping the Water Clean.

The Sierra Leone team had an opportunity to meet with thirty-seven year old community member and nurse, Kadijatu Mansaray, who stated, “The old source was open and people were using Jerri cans with ropes. This used to make water very dirty and sometimes the rope would cut and the cans fall into the well thereby contaminating the water. It also used to dry up during the dry season. This used to affect the submersible pump the health center is using as it could not pump adequate water. They were forced to close the well from the community people and as such they had to get water from the river which is too far and also contaminated since animals use the same source. But with the new well people will have access to the well at all times.”


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Recent Project Updates


03/05/2014: Malokoh Project Complete

We are excited to report that the project to restore a well for the community of Malokoh, Sierra Leone, is now 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!


The Water Project : sierraleone5049-09-finished-well


Monitoring Data


Project Type:  Well Rehab
Location:  Malokoh, Lungi, North Port Loko, Sierra Leone
ProjectID: 5049
Install Date:  03/05/2014

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Functional
Last Visit: 04/19/2017

Visit History:
06/23/2015 — Functional
09/05/2015 — Functional
12/23/2015 — Functional
02/26/2016 — Functional
04/11/2016 — Functional
07/14/2016 — Functional
10/07/2016 — Functional
02/22/2017 — Functional
04/19/2017 — Functional




Contributors

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.