Nyandehun Well Rehabilitation Project

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Sierra Leone

Well Rehab - Sierra Leone

Latitude 8.34
Longitude -13.02

500 Served

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Stories and Community Profile

Upon completion of the project, our partner in the field reports…

A LWI Sierra Leone team member commented, “The place where the community had to fetch water was simply disgusting. It was an open stream with spirogyra and small frogs, and people used the same location to wash clothes and to collect water for household use. The impact of digging a new well was therefore tremendous. We never felt such happiness from a community before, and they showed their appreciation by cooking for all of the workmen and giving us live chickens to take with us.” During the team’s stay, community members assisted with the water project whenever possible, provided any materials they had available and guarded the team’s equipment during the night. Most community members small scale farm to earn a living and others petty trade or teach at the nearby school. Before leaving the community, the team provided community member, Mohamed Jagitay, with a LWI Sierra Leone contact number in case their well were to fall into disrepair, become subject to vandalism or theft.

The LWI Sierra Leone team had an opportunity to meet with forty-four year old community member and businessman, Mariama Hindowa, who stated, “The old source has small frogs under the water and it is very close to the stream. The new source will help us to be free from sickness.”

During the hygiene education, the LWI 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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12/04/2012: Nyandehun Project Complete!

We are excited to report that the community of Nyandehun, Sierra Leone has a newly restored source of safe, clean water.  We just posted a report from the field including GPS coordinates and pictures from the site.

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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Well Rehab
Location:  Nyandehun New Site, next to Mohamed Jagitay's house, Koyo Rural District, Sierra Leone
ProjectID: 586
Install Date:  12/04/2012

Monitoring Data
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Last Visit: 12/07/2016
Well Depth:  27.00M

Visit History:
02/15/2015 — Functional
06/15/2015 — Functional
09/16/2015 — Functional
12/07/2016 — Functional

Country Details

Sierra Leone

Population: 9.7 Million
Lacking clean water: 47%
Below poverty line: 70%

Partner Profile

Nearly 20 years ago, LWI set out to help the church in North America be the hands and feet of Jesus by serving the poorest of the poor. 600 million people in the world live on less than $2 a day. 884 million people lack access to safe drinking water.

In response to this need, LWI implements participatory, community-based water solutions in developing countries.

LWI is a former partner of The Water Project.