Roloko Road Well Rehabilitation

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Sierra Leone

Water for Sierra Leone

Latitude 8.82
Longitude -13.23

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 Sierra Leone team member commented, “The community showed a lot of enthusiasm and participated greatly in the rehabilitation of the well, working alongside us to complete the manual labor tasks.” When the team arrived, community members were utilizing a protected spring to meet all of their water needs. Because of this, families were suffering from dysentery and typhoid. 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 with the water project whenever possible and guarded the team’s equipment. Before leaving the area, the team provided community member, Amara Bangura, 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 fifty year old community member, gardener and petty trader, Mumusu Turay, who stated, “In the dry season, we used a running stream in the bush which is full of leaves, and in the rainy season we drink rainwater. The new well provides good drinking water and helps us greatly. We are very happy that the hand pump has been fixed.”

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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12/04/2012: Roloko Road Project Complete!

We are excited to report that the Roloko Road project in Sierra Leone is complete and is providing safe, clean water for the community.  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:  Roloko Rd, next to Bangura Compound, Port Loki District, Lokomasama Chiefdom, Sierra Leone
ProjectID: 590
Install Date:  12/04/2012

Monitoring Data
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Last Visit: 03/12/2018
Well Depth:  48.00M

Visit History:
06/11/2015 — Needs Attention
10/07/2015 — Needs Repair
04/29/2016 — Functional
10/06/2016 — Needs Repair
10/12/2016 — Functional
11/29/2016 — Needs Repair
12/10/2016 — Functional
04/03/2017 — Functional
03/12/2018 — Functional


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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.