Conakry Dee 4, Kaffu Bullom Chiefdom Well Rehabilitation

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Sierra Leone

Water for Sierra Leone

Latitude 8.69
Longitude -13.24

500 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.

A community member shared with the team and stated, “The rehabilitation of the well makes life simple and easy to us. The hygiene teaching helps train us to build a new life in our community.”

When the Sierra Leone team arrived, community members were utilizing an unprotected hand dug well located two kilometers away from the community to meet all of their water needs. Because of this and the community’s practice of open defecation families were left suffering from cholera, dysentery, typhoid, malaria, respiratory and other preventable water related illnesses. During the team’s stay community members assisted the team with the water project, made food for the team, provided any available materials such as sand and stone, and provided security over the water project during the night. Most of the community members depend on fishing, farming and petty trading for their livelihood. The nearest school is located two kilometers away from the community and now students, teachers and administrative personnel all have access to safe, clean drinking water. Before leaving the community, the Sierra Leone team provided community member Foday Kamara with a contact number in case the well were to fall into disrepair.

The Sierra Leone team had the opportunity to meet with forty year old, farmer Yakai Kamara, who stated. “The old water source was dirty. You could see things floating in the water. The well being rehabilitated and the new hand pump will make life simple and easy for us. That with the hygiene training will help us build a new community. For that, I’m thankful.”

During the hygiene education, the Sierra Leone team addresses: Hand washing, how to properly transport and store water, disease transmission and prevention, how to maintain proper care of the pump, as well as signs and symptoms of dehydration and how to make Oral Rehydration Solution. All of these lessons are taught in a participatory method to help community members discover ways to improve their hygiene and sanitation choices, and implement community driven solutions.

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06/26/2012: A Well Back In Action In Sierre Leone

We are pleased to report that a well rehabilitation has been completed for a village in Sierra Leone.  We have just posted a report from the field including pictures and GPS coordinates

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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Well Rehab
Location:  Lungi, Conakry Dee 4, next to Saidu Sesay house
ProjectID: 574
Install Date:  06/26/2012

Monitoring Data
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Last Visit: 11/03/2016
Well Depth:  59.00M

Visit History:
06/29/2015 — Needs Repair
10/02/2015 — Functional
12/22/2015 — Functional
01/22/2016 — Functional
02/26/2016 — Needs Repair
04/12/2016 — Needs Repair
04/22/2016 — Functional
08/25/2016 — Functional
08/25/2016 — Needs Repair
11/03/2016 — Functional


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.