Well Repair in Sierra Leone #5069

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Water for Sierra Leone

Planned Water Point

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This project is in the early stages of site selection and initial construction preparation.

During this phase, teams are working to ensure that the community is mobilized and ready for the work to commence. They may be working with them to gather supplies, prepare the site or organize a local water committee to oversee the project in the long term.

We will post specific details about the project, including locations, as they are made available by our partners.

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Water for Sierra Leone

Project Type: Well Rehab
Project type subject to change prior to completion based on community needs and geographical and hydro-geological limitations.

The Water Project has been active in Port Loko District and Waterloo, Sierra Leone, since 2010. Since inception, our program has focused on water provision, robust hygiene and sanitation training, Child Health Clubs and innovative sanitation facilities at institutions. We’ve watched Child Health Clubs lead community health trainings to slow the spread of disease during cholera outbreaks.  Communities have mobilized around their own sanitation because of the impact they have seen from school sanitation facilities. Faith communities have found relationship, purpose and partnership in work benefitting the common good of the area. 

Clustering of past work, strong coordination with multiple country Ministry offices, desperate need for reliable water service and the absence of other NGOs led The Water Project and our partner to narrow our geographical focus in 2014 to Port Loko District. Port Loko District is approximately 2,208 square miles and is home to over 500,000 people.  

The Water Project’s focus is now expanded to new boreholes in areas where previous water projects are not enough to keep up with community demand for water service. We continue to rehabilitate wells. Our anchor into communities continues through the faith community, community led hygiene trainings and Child Health Clubs.   

After other water NGOs pulled out of Port Loko District, The Water Project spent a good part of 2014 working to co-develop a responsible monitoring program for those past projects, as well as our past work.  In addition to the new work we’re involved with this year, we’re equally as excited to tangibly and provably express our commitment to ongoing community support and service through a Monitoring & Evaluation Program focused on 100 existing water points and their supporting communities.  Together with communities, we’re focused on functional water projects resulting in reliable water service. 

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.