This project was implemented by another partner, but is now monitored and maintained by The Water Project together with Mariatu's Hope.
A Sierra Leone team member commented, "One man by the name of Mr. Sorie said that his own friend cut his hand off during the war. Since then, he had never forgiven him, but when he heard the preaching about forgiveness, he confessed this to us, and stated that he would forgive his friend now."
When the team arrived, community members were utilizing an unprotected spring located one kilometer away from the community to meet all of their water needs. Because of this, families were suffering from typhoid and malaria. The Sierra Leone team was pleased to learn of the community's use of a covered pit latrine as this will help prevent further spread of disease in the area. During the team's stay, community members assisted the team by guarding their equipment during the night. Most community members earn a living by farming and gardening cassava, potato leaves and ground nut and rice. The nearest school is located one kilometer away from the community whose students, teachers and administrative personnel all have access to the new, safe water source. Before leaving the community, the team provided community member, Ibrahim Sorie Sankoh, with a contact number in case their well were to fall into disrepair, become subject to vandalism or theft.
The Sierra Leone team had an opportunity to meet with thirty-eight year old community member and petty trader, Zainab Kanu, who stated, "The old water source was full of dirt and had a color. It made most of us get diarrhea. The new water source is clean and blessed, so it is safe to drink. It is free from sickness."