Proposed Project

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.

Project Type:  Well Rehab

Program: Water for Sierra Leone

Impact: 0 Served

Project Phase:  Canceled/Re-Allocated
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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. 


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Project Type

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.



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