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  • 1,200

    People Served

    Petifu Junction, Adjacent to Market, Port Loko District, Lokomasama Chiefdom, Sierra Leone

    The LWI Sierra Leone team had an opportunity to meet with thirty-five year old community member and petty trader, Humu Alieous, who stated, “We used to go to a place where the water would flow over a rock, we have a local leaf we use to kill germs, but this well has no problem, and it is much better to have a hand pump.”

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  • 200

    People Served

    Gbaneh Lol, next to Chief’s house, Port Loko District, Kaffu Bullom Chiefdom, Sierra Leone

    The LWI Sierra Leone team had an opportunity to meet with forty year old community member and petty trader, Adama Bangura, who stated, “The old source is an open stream and people toilet too close to it. They drink from this well because there is no other source of getting water. The new well is protected from defecation, and we will take good care of it.”

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  • 1,090

    People Served

    Back of Church of God of Prophecy, Main Motor Rd., Sierra Leone

    The LWI Sierra Leone team had an opportunity to meet with forty year old community member, Turay Y'alimamy, who stated, “They dug this well in the right place, exactly where the pure water is. This new one is much deeper, and by the grace of God, it won't go dry like the other wells around here.

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  • 1,300

    People Served

    Gbaneh Bana, next to Health Post, Port Loko District, Lokomassama Chiefdom, Sierra Leone

    A LWI Sierra Leone team member commented, “The fact that here was a health post that was getting their water from an impure source and through the generosity of a donor we were able to bring them a new borehole. This is awesome!” When the LWI Sierra Leone team arrived, community members were utilizing a protected hand dug well located .75 of a kilometer away from the community to meet all of their water needs.

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  • 500

    People Served

    Lungi, Masoila, 1093 Airport Ferry Rd., Port Loki District, Kaffu Bullom Chiefdom, Sierra Leone

    The LWI Sierra Leone team had an opportunity to meet with seventy-two year old community member and farmer, Abass Kanu, who stated, “The old water source we use is a rope and a rubber to fetch water from an open well. It has a bad taste and sometimes has color. The new water source is well protected and it has been chlorinated.”

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  • 700

    People Served

    Waterloo, Kissi Town Refugee Camp Section A, Sierra Leone

    The LWI Sierra Leone team had an opportunity to meet with forty-nine year old community member and trader, Aminata Bangura, who stated, “I am so thankful for this new hand pump. We have only been allowed two rubbers of water and that’s just not enough so we are forced to get water from the swamp. I’m excited that we will have clean, pure water for our part of this community again with no limits. Thank you!”

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  • 300

    People Served

    Port Loko District, Koya Rural 08, Six Mile Crossing Health Post, Sierra Leone

    The LWI Sierra Leone team had an opportunity to meet with thirty-five year old community member and gardener, Rebecca Conteh, who stated, “I am so thankful for this new hand pump. The old source that had the pump was restricted by the people in the mosque. They just give me one rubber for drink. The community has really strained with wells that go dry and having to get water from the stream. The water from this well will be pure. It will be free from germs and sickness. There will be enough water for us. Thank you!”

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  • 260

    People Served

    Port Loko District Koya Rural, Songo Loko, Sierra Leone

    The LWI Sierra Leone team had an opportunity to meet with fourteen year old community member and student, Fatmata Kamara, who stated, “Drinking water from the swamp makes us have dysentery. We do not feel fine. It makes us sick. Drinking water from the well makes me feel lively. We do not use the water from the swamp to bathe or wash clothes because there are bacteria in the water. It gives us sores on our skin. We use the well water for everything.”

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  • 300

    People Served

    Lungi, Conakry Dee, Next to Hospital Post, Port Loko District/Kaffu Bullom Chiefdom, Sierra Leone

    The LWI Sierra Leone team had the opportunity to meet with thirty-five year old, nurse, Kanny Barrie, who stated, “Thanks to One Billion Thirsty and Living Water International for giving them clean water and hygiene training that will help them make their work easier. With no protected wells, there has been a lot of sickness.

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  • 700

    People Served

    Lungi, Gbana Lol Health Post, Port Loko District, Sierra Leone

    The LWI Sierra Leone team had the opportunity to meet with sixty-two, trader, Adama Bangura, who stated, “Thanks for the new water source. It is chlorinated and it is safe for drinking without rust.”

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  • 800

    People Served

    Lungi, Conakry Dee Town, Next to Yai Kadiatu Fofanah House, Port Loko District/Kaffu Bullom Chiefdom, Sierra Leone

    The LWI Sierra Leone team had the opportunity to meet with fifty year old petty trader, Kadiatu Fofanah, who stated, “She says the well where they are presently getting their water from has a taste to it because they are using a rope and a rubber to fetch water. That water has germs in it because there is no cover on it. The new well is protected from germs and it is like a new well. It will be free from disease and a bad taste.”

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