COMPLETED: Borehole and hand pump for Akanda, Sierra Leone
Type: Hand drilled borehole and SL pump
Location: Akanda, Sierra Leone
People directly affected: 250
Price: 550 US$
Sponsored by: Various donors
Akanda is a section of Fullah town, which is located in Waterloo near Freetown in Sierra Leone. The community is deprived of improved public water services, and the local people has to bring water for their domestic use home from a stream, which has no protection from contamination. W4W is establishing a total of 6 wells across the various sections of Fullah town. One of these sections, Akanda, is home to 250 people.
For 550$ Walking for Water has donated a hand drilled borehole and a closed well with a SL handpump made from locally available materials by W4W’s Sierra Leonean partner ESSL, whom have drilled more than 400 wells of the type with success. The population of Akanda, counting 250 people, now have a clean water well available for public use. The project was completed in November 2020.